Building A New Brick Porch
Depending on the porch and your skill set, this could be a DIY project. They way I start a new unfamiliar project is to read up and ask friends on what is entailed with the job. Evaluate if this is something you are comfortable and capable of doing. For example, I can hang and mud drywall, but during my family room remodel, I paid a contractor to do the work. He brought in the sheets, hung them, taped, primed the walls and left a broom clean area. The contractor was done in one week. The job would have taken us two weekends to hang and another 1-2 weeks to tape, mud, sand and paint.
Use your time and efforts wisely by doing what you can to save and hire out the more demanding tasks.
Costs are only accurately gotten by having three local, reputable, licensed contractors in your area give you estimates.
What we've got here is... failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it... well, he gets it.
Last edited by 47_47; 07-10-2008 at 04:17 PM.