Repairing Overhang Support Posts
The front wall of our late 70’s bungalow is partially set in to create a narrow porch. The roof is standard trusses all the way across so there is a beam and posts under the truss ends where the wall is not there to support them. The bottoms of the “posts” are nailed to the concrete walkway with a pair of concrete nails (rusted off) and the bottoms are rotten enough that the posts are just floating now.
We are replacing the concrete walkway due to cracking and being sloped toward the house, but what’s the best way to replace these posts? Wouldn’t they need to be supported below the frost line, not just on top of the concrete? The current posts almost look more for decoration but with the way the trusses are built, I think they have to be load bearing.
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