Christina Knotts asks,
We bought a rustic style home in a wooded environment last year. We have been fixing issues that stem from years of neglect including issues that were caused by moisture, including rotten porch posts.
Our front porch is poured concrete and has 6×6 wooden beams supporting the porch roof. Over time, some of those beams have sustained wood rot at the base and are no longer touching the concrete in places. How can we safely fix or replace those beams and try to avoid the same wood rot issues in the future?