DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   Building & Construction (http://www.diychatroom.com/f19/)
-   -   rebuilding a patio cover (http://www.diychatroom.com/f19/rebuilding-patio-cover-140324/)

ONEMORETIME 04-15-2012 01:40 AM

rebuilding a patio cover
 
I'm thinking about rebuilding a patio cover on a house I just bought. The patio cover that is up is really built poorly. The problem that I'm having is can I mount new posts on not level concrete slab.

joecaption 04-15-2012 01:43 AM

Post some pictures.
Think about it, just cut the post differant lengths.

juryduty 04-15-2012 02:52 AM

Search these forums, there are a few threads on folks who have done this. Some have fastened to the slab, others have cut the slab out and poured a deeper footing. Your local code matters here. My local code for example says the slab must be at least 3.5" thick in order to attach anything to it.

ONEMORETIME 04-15-2012 05:47 PM

rebuild porch ideas
 
2 Attachment(s)
hear is some photos on the current patio cover.

cortell 04-15-2012 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ONEMORETIME (Post 899274)
can I mount new posts on not level concrete slab.

You can if you want it to look bad and be structurally unsound.

I suggest you break the slab at the footings and pour new ones that are level.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:43 AM.