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Old 06-20-2011, 08:26 AM   #1
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What is code for the slope away from the house for a concrete porch?

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Old 06-20-2011, 09:05 AM   #2
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There is no code, per se, that I've ever seen, but the industry standard on concrete is "typically" 1/4" per foot on exterior flatwork. Certainly 1/8" per foot is the absolute minimum. If it's a covered porch, it's usually acceptable to be between those two ranges.

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OK. So how would a vinyl railing be installed so that it doesn't look really slanted? Can the railing be leveled?
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The top rail needs to run level, regardless of the pitch. You may need to alter the height of the spindles to retain a consistent spacing under the railing if the pitch is drastic.
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