Sinking post on awning - need advice


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Old 01-07-09, 07:34 PM
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Sinking post on awning - need advice

Hello experts! I have an awning (4' roof overhang) on the front of the house that is part of the roof structure on the south but solely supported by a post/column on the north. Well the post is about 6" lower than it should be and it's very noticeable when looking at the house from the front. It's been like this a few years and hasn't seemed to change. The reason I assume it sank is because the downspout connected to it had no runoff channel to get water away from the house. Needless to say I fixed that immediately after buying the house.

So, how can you jack up a post/roof and prevent this from happening again? I called a mudjacker but he looked and said the base of the post was too small (~14" sq). He said it was a DIY job but I can't think of how so I'm on DIY!
 
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Old 01-07-09, 09:08 PM
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place a post with a 4"x6" timber on top that will spread the weight out over several joists and jack it up with either a hydralic jack or screw jack and then remove the old post tempariarly, then remove the old footing and replace with something simular to this.
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you can use sackcrete to fill and just make sure the height of the colum is proper for your needs. then after is sets up reinstall the post or a new one and you can remove the tempary post.

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Old 04-06-09, 11:19 AM
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Hi Speedwrench,
Sorry for the late reply and thank you for yours! Since I've never done this links I was a little foggy on what a footing was and what I'd be encountering. Thanks for the link as it led me to this page explaining how to install. Install plastic concrete footing forms above ground or below ground Now I'll just have to remove the cosmetic wood portion of the post to see what's underneath and how it's attached. Hope to execute soon!
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