Replace rotten wood posts with our concrete Sturdi-Wall Plus system. Looking to avoid concrete work? Our Perma-Column system comes pre-assembled and allows for rapid repair of an entire building.

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Don’t Despair, Repair

Many older post frame buildings were constructed with untreated or insufficiently treated wood that has subsequently degraded. 
Don’t let deteriorated wood compromise your structure. 
Perma-Column® Atlantic offers two repair options to put you back on a solid foundation.

Disclaimer: Building renovation is hazardous and should only be performed by a construction professional!

OPTION 1: Sturdi-Wall® Plus Post Repair

Step 1 – Shoring

Dig soil away from rotted post.
Inspect treated splash board for decay; it may need to be replaced.
Brace rotted post by fastening a support beam under truss and lifting with an adequate-sized jack.
Make sure brace and jack assembly are installed safe and securely.

Step 2 – Prepare the Post

Saw off rotted post approximately 3” below top of treated base board.
Remove rotten section of post.
v Clean out all loose dirt from bottom of hole.
Tamp bottom of hole to insure a solid base for poured concrete in Step #3.
Attach Sturdi-Wall® Plus bracket to bottom of post.

Step 3 – Pour new Foundation

Use treated base board as outside form.
Install additional forming around base of Sturdi-Wall® Plus using plywood. Form should extend 2” – 3” beyond post on three sides and flush with base board.
Pour concrete to base of form and allow concrete to firm up slightly.
After previous pour has firmed, pour concrete to top of form (base of the bracket). Rod and tap concrete to insure a completely consolidated fill under bracket. Do not over vibrate or aggregate will settle.
Remove brace and jack assembly after approximately 12 hours. Do not bump or fully load repaired post for 30 days.

OPTION 2: Perma-Column® Post Repair

Step 1 – Remove the Post

Locate rotten post.
Detach siding and remove existing skirt board.
Dig down next to face and sides of rotten post with auger.
Support truss with brace and hydraulic jack.
Cut rotten post off at ground level. No measuring necessary at this point.

Step 2 – Prepare for New Post

Clean out post hole to provide a level, compacted base for the pre-cast concrete pad. Sakrete or ready mix concrete can also be used for post base.
Install pad and measure Perma-Column for exact clearance needed. Note: Perma-Column length may vary.
Mark existing post and cut to desired clearance for Perma-Column installation.

Step 3 – Install Perma-Column

Install and position Perma-Column.
Install 3" structural screws. Drill and install (2) 1/2" bolts.
Reattach siding and skirt board.

Technical information

All Perma-Column products are engineered and designed for use in the USA and Canada.
The following technical information is available