a typical pad has a 4-inch layer of gravel underneath and about 4 inches of concrete on top. when building a landing for deck stairs, typical codes require the pad to extend beyond the steps about 36 inches, behind the steps about 12 inches and on the sides of the steps about 6 inches.
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i screened in my porch that has a concrete base using treated wood. the base is a 2x4 and is directly on the concrete. since we get rain on that side of the house, i would like to keep the 2x4 as dry as possible and not sitting in water. will caulking prevent the water from getting under it and rotting it out, or should i leave it so that the 2x4 can dry out on its own?
do a wood plank fake-out. you can also find stamps with wood plank patterns to give your concrete the realistic look of wood without the maintenance headaches of periodic staining and sealing. the plank pattern from this porch extends down the sidewalk, and then forms a border for a large driveway to tie the landscaping into a harmonious whole.
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although many porches are made with common deck or patio materials, it is neither. unlike a deck or patio, which may attach to a building, a porch is a part of the homes structure. deck. pros: a deck could replace a porch, because you can build a deck right up to the front or back door.
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i noticed something in his video that raised a red flag for me so i thought i would rough out a quick detail to show how to pour the concrete porch slab against the wood construction.
build an elevated concrete porch. after getting this porch out, which replaced a wood porch, i am going back in with a wood deck/porch with concrete piers for the roof supports.
mixing and pouring concrete into the porch frame. we purchased 80 lb., 4000psi bags of concrete from the local big blue. the bags have a chart showing how many are required to fill a certain volume. purchase more than you think youll need. its much easier to return concrete than run back and buy more.
your budget. in most situations, budget heavily influences what type of front porch you build. wood porches and concrete porches are similar in price, so this isnt always a deciding factor.
covering an existing concrete porch with wood part 1 the big picture goal here is that ill be covering my existing concrete front porch with wood so that i can stain it and it will look like a traditional wood front porch. but you cant just put wood porch/deck boards directly onto concrete. first, you have to attach risers
frame out the entire area of the porch by building a concrete form out of 2 x 6 inch wooden boards. use a saw to cut the wood to length, and secure the pieces together with a hammer and nails. be sure the boards are nailed securely, and use a level to check that the construction is plumb as you build.