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  1. #51
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Eastern Kansas

    Default Re: Covered Porch Beams not Resting on *anything*!

    Quote Originally Posted by coloradotrout View Post
    Yeah, the tricky part is the columns are resting directly on the piers, in some cases below grade, and the builder poured an off-center pad atop the piers such that the column is not centered over the pier, but off to one side. The pads are tipping, cracking, etc. And -- the flooring is rotted about 30% -- and -- the framing was all untreated also rotting -- and the ledger was just wood screwed to the siding.

    I have to replace at least 30% of the framing -- so thinking to do 100% w/ PT. So that means with all the framing out, I may as well pour some real 12" piers. Or so I'm contemplating. This is a few notches above my experience level, thus the procrastination.

  2. #52
    Join Date
    Dec 2007

    Default Re: Covered Porch Beams not Resting on *anything*!

    Footings, the piers are above ground.

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