Porch Rebuild Question - General DIY Discussions - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Forum > General DIY Discussions


Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 11-25-2004, 04:08 PM   #1
Posts: n/a

Porch rebuild question

Hi all

House porch appears to be on the move. House is built on clay. 200+ yr old oak within 20m of front door. Depth of porch foundations unknown (due to concrete drive I can't dig and look!)

A crack opens and closes in one side of internal wall, and concrete floor has cracked through effectively separating porch from house (connected by UPVC window and door frame + flat roof).

The crack has obviously been around a long time, and has been filled on numerous occasions. The crack in the wall never gets more than a few mil, butis enough to rip the wallpaper it was covered with by previous owners.

I want to get porch rebuilt anyway, but was wondering if rebuilding the porch and tying it into the house better (ie. top and bottom) would eliminate the movement. I would really like to avoid the words subsidence and underpinning if at all possible.

Rest of house is sound, cracking does show in mortar lines on external wall, but it just seems to be the bricks attached to the concrete floor of the porch.

Our survey did not pick up any problems when we bought.

Porch is approx 3m x 1.5m. Any ideas on a ball park rebuild estimate assuming new door, flat roof, brick walls? Just want a start point so when I get estimates I know they're not conning me!

What do you reckon?
Thanks in advance, apologies for longwinded post...
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 11-26-2004, 05:20 PM   #2
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Jensen Beach, FL
Posts: 835
Rewards Points: 500

Where is the house?
Teetorbilt is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Enclosing my porch Chefgjorvad General DIY Discussions 2 06-16-2007 01:46 PM
New construction porch question bayoudonnie Carpentry 3 09-23-2006 03:11 PM
PORCH - from BRICK to WOOD Kukurigu Building & Construction 1 11-12-2005 10:33 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts