PORCH: To Enclose or not to Enclose...
Last summer I demolished a terribly rotton front porch on the fixer-upper starter home we bought. I had a concrete slab about 6 inches thick poured in it's place and I am supporting the roof with 4x4 treaded beams.
My wife and I are thinking of enclosing the porch. The framing would not be a problem. It should be simple. The sheathing should be easly too. The question I have is about the foundation.
We live in Western New York and the building codes require a 3 ft. foundation because of of the deep frost line. Since this porch is on a conrete slab with no footing/foundation, can/should I encluse the porch or not?