Pouring a porch up against the house
I am pouring a concrete front porch that will go right up to the front door and along a good portion of the front of the house. The 3" concrete would be sitting on 5" of rock, so grade is still 8" below the top of foundation (perimeter foundation). Are you allowed to pour the porch to a level the same as the top of the foundation, so the step into the house is only a couple inches (the treated 2x4 and the door base thickness)?
Some of the concrete siding on the house drops down below the top of foundation height....Can the porch pour right into this siding, or does that need to be removed, and the foundation flashed first?
Dropping the porch to 6" below the foundation top height may create some drainage issues the way the yard sits, so I want to keep the porch high at the house, so it has room to slope away from the house....Thanks for any info...