Showing posts with label porch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label porch. Show all posts

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Porch To House Tie-In

Well I didn't get to much accomplished yesterday, storms started to roll through early. I did complete one of the more important details of this build, the porch to house tie in. The roof support posts need to be solidly tied to the house to prevent roof separation and give stable support. I wanted to do this with as little infringement on the house as possible. My solution was two 4 X 4 posts solidly attached at the foundation and at the top plate and truss level. When I built the place all foundation, wall studs and roof trusses were vertically lined up on 24" centers, the porch framing was also lined up to these centers, so it was easy to solidly attach at the foundation, the top wall plate and solidly to the roof trusses. Aside from cutting access at the soffit, there was minimal invasion on the house and there is 1.5" clearance the full length to allow siding work if ever necessary.

I didn't get a picture but I put up a temporary roof beam to determine slope and determine the position of the tie in. The slope will be a little less than 6/1 or 2' rise for 12' run the house is 12/4.

Turned out to be an easy, minimally invasive, solid tie.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Porch And Patio Build

Well my body needs a break from the heavier work of my porch and patio build so at the half way point I thought I would upload some pictures.

I had many patio stones from the walkway to the front door so rather than waste these, I decided on half open patio and half covered porch, this will allow me to barbecue in the open sunshine, in the rain and in the middle of a snow storm, LOL. On a more serious note my front entrance needs protection from the elements and I will be loosing my patio when I complete my next project, roofing over the breeze way between the house and garage/workshop.

The screen which is the sand morain I built on, stays very dry and will not allow water to pool even in the heaviest downpour. The treated wood edging I had on my walkway which was installed 16 years ago was still in excellent shape and got reused. To insure even dryer conditions around the treated wood I installed a 6" base of granular A crushed stone as an elevated base.

The 2 main 6 X 6 support posts for the roof on the porch were sunk 5' deep, frost goes 4 to 5 ft,. deep around here, In addition to press. treatment, I painted them with roofing tar below ground and concreted them in.

So here are some pictures. The first picture is the before picture as it was for the last 16 years.

My construction materials, a load of crushed stone in the background.

The new raised patio complete.

The two main roof support posts and base frame installed.

Floor frame and joists installed and 4 X 4 divider post in place. Ready for decking. The 6" crushed stone base insures good drainage and provides excellent additional support for the joists.

The patio and porch decking complete, ready to start the porch roof framing.

So this is where were at. I will get started with the roof framing after lunch when I have a little more shade to work in. I will post the finished pictures in another week or two.