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  1. Rain water in basement through covered front porch

    General DIY Discussions
    I am getting water in my basement which is directly under my front porch. This happen when we get heavy rain. *sorry the attachments are sideways, not sure why that happened* My deck floor is made out of pressure treated wood (see Front Porch attachment). I'm not sure what is underneath it...
  2. Need Help - Replacing Front Porch Column

    General DIY Discussions
    Hi All, I am replacing a rotted out front porch column and was hoping someone might be able to assist me in determining what these 1x4 decorative boards are called. It looks like the 4x4 post is encased in these trim boards. I am normally pretty good about "Googling" my way to the correct...
  3. Rotting porch pillars

    Building & Construction
    I’ve got a small porch roof overhanging my front steps and the two pillars are rotting out. I pulled a bit apart with my fingers to find out they are hollow inside (I was expecting solid, or a metal pole, or something sturdy). The pillars are 1x8s. Could I just replace them with an actual...
  4. Porch renovation including opening it up

    Building & Construction
    Hi all, Starting to get ready to renovate an old porch. It was originally open but is currently enclosed with a door and windows. I plan on reinforcing the front ledger board with an additional 2x6. There are two block columns under the porch at the front corners and I plan on putting in two...
  5. Patio roof supported by 4x4 posts

    Building & Construction
    Our home has a 12x12 patio/porch in the backyard. The porch is attached to the home on one side. There are two 4x4 posts on the side attached to the home/roof close to the walls and there are 3 4x4s on the other side. I have read somewhere that 4x4s might not be enough in some cases. Can...
  6. gazebo off back porch brick base

    General DIY Discussions
    i want to build a removable gazebo off my back porch. my porch is elevated approx 4 ft off the ground. the base is brick. i had an idea that i would build a pocket or lip toward the top of the base with hardware to hold the 2 x 4 or 4 x 4 in the pocket. i think i want the pocket to be made of...
  7. Exterior Color Oprinion

    Painting
    I am in the process of buying a basic brick house. It looks too dark to me. It has black shutters and some gray trim. The front door is even black. I want to brighten it up. I was thinking of replacing the steel pillars with wooden ones and paint the door a more welcoming color. Should the...
  8. permaboard 1/4" and Faux stone

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Anyone, I need help. I made a mistake of building a screened porch with permaboard and faux stone but I didn't weather proof my sides (knee walls). My studs are pressure treated; however, I'm now worried that water will seep through the stone and into the board, causing mold. I did go back and...
  9. Help with Three Season Porch

    Off Topic
    I have a three season porch and the flooring is the same as our outdoor deck - some sort of composite flooring with a fine mesh bug hardware cloth underneath. I live in the Northeast and this three season porch is freezing in the winter and spring. I was going to put a Roxul Comfortbatt R30 in...
  10. Gapping for t&g doug fir porch decking?

    Building & Construction
    Good afternoon, I have read every resource I can find regarding proper techniques for preparing and installing t&g doug fir porch decking. One question that has not really been addressed is, should I gap the decking when I install it? A bit of background... We live in Seattle, WA (wet), and...
  11. Painting Concrete Patio: Use 'Masonry Paint' or 'Porch Paint'?

    Painting
    Hi, I am painting my concrete porch/patio grey. It is untextured and covered by a roof. I have two types of paint, Glidden Porch And Floor Paint (grey) and BEHR Masonry, Stucco & Brick Paint (white). I am wondering how effective the Porch And Floor Paint will be for the first coat since it's...
  12. Deck on top of concrete porch

    Building & Construction
    A friend wants me to put a deck on his front porch. The deck will be 12 by 6. He doesn't want to tear out the stoop. Any advise would be helpful. My thought was spacers between concrete and joists. Since I have to cut the joists above the stoop I want to be able to use the stoop as support...
  13. Back Porch Rebuild Ideas?

    Building & Construction
    Hi all, I did post about this in the past but want some more advice on say "what you would do if this were your house". I want to do this right because I not only want it to be safe, look nice, as well as last a long time, but I also want it to be legal. This is on a row house built in the...
  14. Need Advice on how to 'Properly' redo back porch foundation

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Next project guys: The back porch foundation on this house is about as bad if not worse than the front porch. The cellar opens up to the back yard underneath the back porch on this property, these pictures are taken underneath...
  15. Insulating a Screened Porch Ceiling ?

    Building & Construction
    Greetings, I am in the process of renovating an existing screened porch that was built long before I owned the house. The roof is built with 2x6 rafters connected to a header with regular asphalt shingles that match the houses roof. Previously, the ceiling was covered with thin plywood and...
  16. Lattice for large openings

    General DIY Discussions
    Hi all! I moved into an old farm house with a large covered porch. It's a cement slab and the posts that hold up the roof are approximately 9 feet apart. One end is open and the other meets up with a concrete slab. I want to attach lattice sheets between the posts to keep my small dogs on...
  17. pergola help

    Building & Construction
    Hi everyone. I'm a first time poster that just found this website when I was searching for information. My wife and I are planning on purchasing a Steel Pergola with canopy from home depot that we want to put in the backyard. Our yard is not too big and the plan is not to stay in this house for...
  18. Has anyone had a new porch built for a 3-flat

    Building & Construction
    I am aware that it doesn't make sense to ask for price estimates here (and I have read the sticky too). I'd like to hear what others have encountered when having a new open porch put on a 3-flat preferably wood but interested in what was involved if it was done in iron too. A ballpark range in...
  19. pergola, front porch

    Roofing/Siding
    I have been trying forever to get on roofingtalk.com but the site is taking forever to process so i came here. I want to put a front porch on my house. It will NOT be attached. The only attachment will be in the ground/footings. I want it this way for "code" purposes. I plan on doing 6...
  20. Insulation between wood porch and basment

    Insulation
    Hello all I live in southeastern pa about an hour north of philly. We bought fixer fixer upper emphasis on the fixer upper. We bought a year ago. House was built in 1928. Was built as a summer cottage and later turned into a per inane living space. There is a 50ft by 10 ft porch on one side of...
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