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Exterior beams with stone post bases on the porch of the Night Pasture Farm in Chelsea, VT

Rot in Heavy Timber Columns

By Doug Friant on April 12, 2017

    This heavy timber column looks terrific after 20 years of use, but there is a serious design problem with the stone surround. The column base is actually a stone veneer built on plywood and sealed at the top. Water was able to seep into the buildup, even after […]

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