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Old 04-17-2013, 04:59 PM   #1
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I occasionally ask questions here, and expect to continue to and figure I'd contribute where possible and post this for inspiration, and if anyone has any questions about the process/materials, etc. on this particular project, I'm happy to help. This was my first construction project.

Goal: To enlarge and make more attractive an old porch that did not lend itself to relaxing outside and watching the children play on our very family-friendly corner property/block.


Beginning of project photos
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Cement Block Wall Footing
(scroll down page to concrete forming photos):
Cement Block Wall Footing

Before:

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After:


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Project was completed primarily by myself during day, 3am, wherever I found free time, with an extra set of hands from my brother(17)/sister(16)/friend for heavy work such as receiving/floating ready-mix concrete as a first-timer, placing/leveling bluestone edging around porch, and mixing mortar so I could expedite blockwork and stone application - otherwise that part goes realllllly slowly. Everything else doable by one person.


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Random blockwork and layout planning pics...(corner column block layout changed from not-yet-mortared layout shown)
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Wow, that is beautiful!
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Moved your thread to Project Showcase forum.


Very nice.
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Very nice.
Thank you! After posting I realized I'd done so to the wrong section...
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Nice looking work.

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