Avoid these typical problems...
The industry has overcome this issue to some degree through the use of various galvanised steel post stirrups & support options.
While these products deal with the moisture problem and keep the posts high & dry, they leave a lot to be desired in their appearance.
These supports have unsightly stems & plates and exposed nuts & bolts, leaving your project – be it a verandah, portico or pergola – unfinished, unprofessional & uncovered.
In the past timber trim or skirt may have been used as a costly fix, but a quick fix it is! Within a few months and these trim pieces are cracking, peeling & rotting too.