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Feb 13, 2018 · The new wood porch floor is finished! Click the links below to see the rest of the posts in this project. Part 2 – Wood Front Porch Progress. Part 3 – More Front Porch Progress. Part 4 – Critter-proofing and Installing the Porch Boards. Part 5 – Finished Front Porch Floor (Wood Front Porch Built Over Existing Concrete Porch)
First, your existing concrete patio has to be in good shape, i.e., no large cracks, a smooth surface with no signs of scaling or spalling. Secondly, make sure your existing patio slopes away from you home, meaning that when it rains, water runs away from your home. And lastly, the top of your existing concrete patio must be at least the ...
Here are a few key factors to consider when building a deck over concrete. 1. Evaluate the concrete’s condition before adding composite decking over a concrete porch. Cracks and craters with minimal growth may still be covered without issue, but be cautious if an area of your patio sinks year after year. If the damage to your concrete patio ...
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Apr 17, 2020 · That’s why, if concrete surfaces need reSeven Trusting, many would suggest ripping out the existing one and getting it redone altogether. However, it ideally isn’t the right option both in terms of money and time. So, you may ask if pouring new concrete over the old one is a better option.
Video by . Tuscan Paving Stone. on . youtube · This is how to lay the thin pavers over concrete. Lauren Mencarini. 43 followers. Concrete Patios. ... Read this article to find out how to lay a paver patio over a concrete slab in your yard without mortar using a sand base. Concrete Patios. Concrete Walkway. Brick Pavers. Concrete Kitchen. Porch ...
These shapes can be put together to make different designs. The thickness of the paver can also vary (3/4 inch, 1 1/4 inch, and so on). For use as a tile, 3/4-inch pavers are common. Step 2: Inspect the Concrete. The nice thing about installing pavers over concrete …
Put in the Sand. Using paving sand or mason's sand, you will need to fill the space in the middle of the border. Cover the entire concrete space in a thin layer of this sand. It should be thick enough that the brick pavers can fit down without being submerged. Use your shovel to get the sand into the concrete area and then smooth it out.
Mar 07, 2018 · The weather over the last couple of days has been gorgeous, so I’ve taken advantage of it and made some pretty good headway on my front porch makeover. If you’ve missed the first couple of posts on this project, you can click the links below to catch up on the details. Part 1 – Covering an Existing Concrete Porch With Wood Part 2 – Wood Front Porch Progress But the nutshell version is ...
How to Build a Porch Over Concrete Cheryl form Missouri writes: I have a porch that consists of 2 slabs, each about 8 foot by 12 foot, with one being approximately 7-8 inches higher. I would like a wooden porch, the same size but one level. What is the best way to construct this? I also plan on it having a peaked roof.
I covered my concrete patio slab with concrete pavers. I used a notched trowel to spread thinnset on the slab to adhere them. It went real quick and nothing moves. No edge constraint to worry about either. I've set thousands of feet of pavers on sand, but since you are using thin pavers over concrete, I think you should thinset them.
Sep 01, 2012 · My front porch is 14' by 16', bluestone mortared down over a monolithic pour. Joints grouted with a bag, then tooled. Zero issues over the past several winters. I'm in CT. Back patios, about 1600', are dryset, but over 6-9" of stonedust, not a slab.
Jul 26, 2017 · So, I went out and measured the porch. As it turned out, it was over 120 sq ft! Plenty of space to hang out, put out a bench and a table, and so on. I decided this “small” project would be a great dry run for the considerably larger (~300 sq ft) back patio I wanted to tackle later in the summer.
Approximately four to six inches of concrete is then poured over the sheathing. A concrete pumping truck was used to help pour the concrete due to both the height of the porch and the distance from the street. The pumping truck operator uses a remote control to guide the concrete hose which has a reach of over 100 feet. Concrete pumping truck
Mar 28, 2007 · Check this out: My uncle kept bugging me about building a deck in his backyard. I tried to explain to my uncle that he didn’t have enough elevation at the door to build a deck over his patio. Even if we removed the austere concrete slab, the patio door threshold was barely above grade.
Find out how to convert an exterior space into a screened-in porch. This video includes a list of materials and a step-by-step tutorial for screening in a porch on a budget. Ready to enclose your front porch? First build out the frame with pressure treated lumber. Next, prime and paint the frame. Then staple the screen to frame. Cut off excess screen with a utility knife. Nail on some trim to ...
Concrete pavement is occasionally poured over the top of unstable soils because concrete has the ability to “bridge” the instability. If the concrete has been poured over an unstable base, the slabs, once they crack at the expansion joints, can pivot slightly with traffic.
Aug 09, 2017 · Finishing up. The 1″ by 6″ Treated Pine Deck Boards on the bottom step had to be cut to fit around the bottom railing beam.. After the wood risers and treads were all screwed in, we finished the outsides with the same Plytanium Siding Panel that we used for the porch skirting. We cut it into the same shape as the stringers, except extended it all the way to the ground.