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Old 03-29-2015, 10:49 AM   #1
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Front covered porch-nothing underneath


We're building a house via the modular route, and I'm building the front covered porch myself among a few other items.

The deck of the porch will be about 2-3 feet off the ground and we want to make sure nothing grows from underneath the porch. What is the best way to ensure that nothing will ever grow and be a pain to get rid of in the future since we'd have to crawl underneath the porch.

We were thinking weed barrier underlayment and then an inch or two of gravel over it.

Thanks for any help you can provide!
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Old 03-29-2015, 12:12 PM   #2
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Ayuh,.... If the Sun don't shine on it, nothin' will grow,.....

If it's good, 'n Dry, things won't grow,....

Yer plan will work if the Sun don't shine on it, 'n it don't get wet,....
Otherwise, the fabric, 'n stone will just slow the process,....
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Hitting the area with total vegatation killer before covering it will slow things down.
At some point no matter what you do stuffs going to try and grow.
The weeds will grow right through and on top of weed block. The weed block will just make it a whole lot harder to pull it out by the roots.
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Old 03-29-2015, 12:51 PM   #4
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cover with a seamless sheet of 6 mil black poly, then add on 2 to 3 inches of crushed stone.
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As previously mentioned, it's unlikely that anything will grow below it anyway. If it has a foundation a vapor barrier wouldn't hurt to prevent moisture issues and it would prevent any weed growth as well.
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