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Front porch foundation repair options vary depending on the source of your problem and the structure of your porch. Whether you just need cosmetic repairs or need to level or stablize your porch foundation, knowing what type of repair option is best for you is important.
Foundations are placed on wider platforms below them called footings. When the footings break due to insufficient support, you get settlement. We’re not talking about a sudden sink hole which will swallow up your entire house—although technically, this could happen (let’s hope not!).
Here's one now--about a year ago, we noticed the walls of the front porch starting to pull away. Something had to be done. The foundation is (hopefully) fixed, but we had hoped that this would.
The front porch has a ~4" poured concrete floor and large solid concrete railing caps (12"W x 4"D). Brick columns support the roof, and brick posts & balusters support the large railing caps. I mention all this to emphasize this is a lot of heavy material .
Do you love your patio, porch or deck, but wish you could spend more time on it? Bugs, rainy weather and the hot sun can keep you from enjoying the outdoors. Enclosing your existing space with a porch enclosure can protect you from the elements and extend the use of your space.
Comment: Concrete front porch has settled and pulled away from the front of the home leaving a a space to leak. Need to re-enforce and level the front porch as well as repair and replace section home foundation.
The concrete slab of this porch is falling at the rear, which is levering the front porch post upward. (Sami Boraby) We have a problem with the front porch of our 44-year-old home.
Whether it's a simple concrete slab with a sheltering roof or a more elaborate columned structure that wraps around your home, a porch is a distinctive architectural element that creates a transitional area between the world outside and the private space inside your home.
The porch after foundation lifting. The right side of the porch is no longer sagging! A nice surprise is my front door opens perfectly now that the stress on the front wall is relieved!
Concrete front porch foundations usually consist of concrete poured at grade over a base material like stone or gravel. Porch foundations from slabs don't have to be just at ground level. Concrete slabs can be poured at any height and offer many different finishing options.
Sagging porch lines are common on older homes. This is typically a result of poor foundation work or no foundation at all. Over time, old-school wooden pier-style supports rot out or sink, giving.
3 BR-1.5 BA home with beautiful wood floors, great closed in front porch and covered deck out of master bedroom.
There is a chance that your porch may have sections that are part of the home’s foundation. In the case of the home in the photos , could we build on a porch slab that is not a proper foundation? You can dig down to create the correct foundation depth along the edges, and then a new slab could be poured over the old porch slab.
Lucky for this customer their porch was structurally sound though the foundation did need some repair before the concrete resurfacing could be done. Look at the pictures below for more details about this exciting and versatile product.
Help! enclosed porch/sunroom foundation up vote 2 down vote favorite We just purchased a home and now that the snow level is not 4 feet high ( we live in central NY ) we see that the concrete patio/foundation has horizontal cracks, and crumbling along the side, corner and front wall of the sunroom that is visible.
The sinking porch foundation causes the roof to sag, pulling out and down on the front wall. The stress caused the door frame to move out of square as evidenced by the gap above the door. I originally thought the door was sagging and adjusted the hinges .
The porch framing had rotted and was removed a few years earlier. We used a pair of 2x6's to prop up the porch roof. The previous owners had used these concrete blocks to support the corner of the porch deck.
In this porch vignette, they are positioned in front of the sofa, creating extra seating or a perfect place to rest a book, lamp, or drink. The plants on this porch are subtle, with a red flowering planter that complements the hues included in the sofa pillows and a classic fern in an earthy golden pot.