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58n65
Rotted Porch Columns

I have 6 wooden front porch columns that are starting to rot....one is getting bad. With these being load bearing columns are they repairable? I hate to put out another $2k on columns if I can repair these.

Thanks for any help!!!

58n65

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Rotted Porch Columns

Some columns are repairable. Unfortunately you have not provided enough information about the columns in question or provided pictures for us to make a reliable judgment or valid suggestions.
Jack

58n65
Re: Rotted Porch Columns

Thanks guys I'll get pictures when I get back from my trip....sometimes next weekend.

58n65

58n65
Re: Rotted Porch Columns
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

Some columns are repairable. Unfortunately you have not provided enough information about the columns in question or provided pictures for us to make a reliable judgment or valid suggestions.
Jack

Try these pictures.

I'm not sure what to tell you other than they're wood columns and they're load bearing.

58n65

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Rotted Porch Columns

I can't see in the picture if there is a solid post in the center. I would think you should be able to patch the post with flexible epoxy http://www.advancedrepair.com/pricing.htm or the System Three products http://www.systemthree.com/p_endrot_kit.asp

Jack

58n65
Re: Rotted Porch Columns
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

I can't see in the picture if there is a solid post in the center. I would think you should be able to patch the post with flexible epoxy http://www.advancedrepair.com/pricing.htm or the System Three products http://www.systemthree.com/p_endrot_kit.asp

Jack

There's no solid post in the middle. The columns carry all of the weight of the house....that's my problem. If I had a beam in the middle then I'd use some sort of wood putty (or epoxy) to fix it. I've thought about putting a beam up but was trying to figure something else out first. THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP!!!

Dex.

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