Footing in carport


Old 01-26-15, 11:07 AM
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Footing in carport

I have 4 support posts on the outside edge of my carport. Two were replaced before I purchased the home, but the other two are in need of replacement. The one as you can see in the photos below has a good chunk of the footing that is missing. Do I need to dig up the whole footing and pour a new one?

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Old 01-26-15, 12:36 PM
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Have you dug or poked down around the footer to see how deep they might go? I'd be inclined to temporarily support the roof, remove the posts and either fortify the old footer or pour a new one - depending on much footer is there.
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as of yet I have not dug down to see how deep the footing actually goes. Wondering about reinforcing the footing though as the concrete slab for the carport is right next to the side that has cracked away.
Old 01-26-15, 06:15 PM
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If it's just a shallow footing, not extending below your frost line, you could pour a supplemental footing contiguous with a slab repair. Because they will both heave under freezing conditions.
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