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Finished Front Porch Floor (Wood Front Porch Built Over .

My front porch floor is finished! And I am absolutely thrilled with how it turned out. My old, ugly, original concrete porch has now been covered over with a gorgeous wood porch that adds so much character to the front of my house. If you missed the previous posts about this project, you can click the links below to read the details. Part 1 – Covering an Existing Concrete Porch With Wood .

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How to build a front porch | HowToSpecialist - How to Build .

It is essential to decide if you are going to build a free-standing deck or if you will attach it to the house. Use pressure-treated lumber when building the front porch, as the components will be exposed to bad weather. Dig 2-3′ deep holes and set the posts into concrete, if you want to get the job done in a professional manner.

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Building a wood deck over a concrete slab - General Questions .

From the guy who built a huge deck, singlehandedly, partly over existing concrete and partly over a new raised extension… You can probably leave the slab in place but you might want to drill it full of drain holes. Rent a 2-4 inch concrete drill and have at it. Try to hit all the low areas you know collect puddles in the rain.

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How to Fasten a Deck Ledger to Concrete - Fine Homebuilding

Fastening a Ledger to Concrete: The ledger is not only the structural connection between the deck and the house; it’s also what establishes the overall height and levelness of the entire deck frame. On this project, the 2×10 joists of the main deck frame sit just about even with the top of the foundation, and a landing framed with 2x8s sits .

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How to Build a Deck Over a Concrete Porch - AdvantageLumber Blog

Some homeowners will install 2×4 pressure treated sleepers 16 inches on center to the top of their concrete porch with concrete screws. This only gives you one and a half inches of air space between the concrete porch and the underside of the deck boards.

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More Front Porch Progress (Building A Wood Porch Over An .

But the nutshell version is that I’m building a wood porch over my existing concrete front porch. So to do that, I had to install wood risers using pressure treated 2 x 4’s rated for ground contact (ripped to the correct height to level the final porch floor), attached to the concrete with exterior construction adhesive and concrete screws.

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How to Build a Porch Over Concrete - Front Porch Ideas

One is to place "sleepers" (or treated joists) over the concrete slabs (adjust the heights to account for the differences in the slabs to make them equal in height). They are called sleepers because they rest on the concrete. You would then cover the sleepers with either deck boards or a high quality exterior plywood.

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How to Build a Porch - Bob Vila

Stairs: Porch stairs can be built with concrete block and veneered with stone or brick, or they can be built of wood. Unlike deck steps, they often have bull nose treads and risers.

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