support beam sitting in water - remedy?
A contractor put in a new beam holding up my flat garage roof. It is seriously overbuilt, with 4 16" LVL's. At each end are 6x6 pressure treated beams. He dug out the floor at one end because we deemed it not thick enough and he put in a new footing area. However, that area is both about 1/8" lower than the rest (probably a function of how he put the form when he poured) and it gets water leaking in from the corners of the garage doors (it is right in the middle of two). AT this time of year there is no remedy the water coming in. So, what is the best way to prevent this beam from sitting in the standing water? I was thinking of just waiting until it is perfectly dry and then pour concrete around it, to a few inches up, to seal it. But maybe the concrete will actually absorb moisture? Or maybe do that and sister another beam in front of it on a raised footing? Can I just tar it and then pour around it? Thanks for any help. No, I won't be having the contractor back, and not only for this issue.