I'm in the middle of purchasing a home to renovate. The porch is a bit of an eyesore so I would like to install brick around it and make the pillars on each end brick. Here is the house now: One of the problems is the concrete slab is cracked, which is what's causing the awning to dip on the left hand side. It's hard to tell because of the angle of that photo, but it dips several inches. Here is an example of how I would like it to turnout: I would appreciate any advice on how to replace the pillars, repair/level the porch, etc. Thanks in advance.