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Oak Balcony Support Beams Starting to rot

Postby Genista_99 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:51 pm

Hi All

No idea if this is the correct forum for this but here goes.

I have a balcony on my house which is supported by 4 8x8(ish) oak beams. These are buried in to the ground. However I can see that they are rotting where they meet the soil. I have also started to dig down and can see this is the same below. As would be expected. See pictures. Ideas to resolve?

Pull down and start again? Dig down to concrete footings and attach steel sleeves up three sides? Any other suggestions?
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