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Load Transfer from Porch Columns

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One of my long time clients asked me to come take a look at a porch they want installed. They had a set of plans drawn question is where is the load going from the columns? They appear to just be sitting on the deck surface? Doesn't this present a problem? I also noticed no uplift protection speced out.

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is wolmanized where the bottom 2-3' of a fingerjointed/built up post made of PT wood?

Maybe the architect overlooked adding the detail of how the post connects to the frame-something a building inspector may catch.
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