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  1. Building & Construction
    I'm trying to brick-match this white-painted brick chimney for a porch project (before and after painting pics at link--previous owner painted them). At the top, the bricks look like common red modular bricks but as you can see at the bottom of the chimney they look almost like they're...
  2. Insulation
    I am closing on my first home this Tuesday. (I am new to DIY projects so please excuse my lack of knowledge!) The house has a screened in porch but I noticed their are 'gaps' between the ceiling & wall. Please see the picture below. I want to "fill in the gaps" so I can prevent bugs & insects...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hey y'all! I've been looking into the possibility of adding a roof to my back deck and maybe eventually turning it into a screened-in porch. I was looking at the supports on our current deck and realized the deck extends past the supports by a couple feet. In other words, the deck supports...
  4. Building & Construction
    Bought this old house a few years ago and slowly been updating everything and fixing sloppy work from the past 50 years. I'm just wondering what I can do with this concrete porch. At first I was thinking of turning it into a mudroom because the porch needs torn down before it falls down (look at...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
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