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.
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.