Understanding Porches - Restoration & Design for the Vintage May 31, 2016 Make sure the porch floor has a slight slope to it—between 1?8" and ?" per linear foot for tongue-and-groove floors. (If the porch is deeper than 8', use a slope closer to 1?8" per foot to avoid a pronounced slant.) If the porch floor isn't tongue-and-groove, allow at least ?" between new or replacement boards
Buckled Porch Boards This Old House A carpenter replaced all the old deck boards on our front porch with 1x4 tongue-and-groove fir graded "D & BTR Mix-grain." They were then primed and painted. Now every winter the floor buckles, and in the spring it flattens out again. What went wrong—and how can I fix it?
Fixing the Porch - Restoration & Design for the Vintage House Old Feb 11, 2011 When district resident John Smith realized he needed a new porch on his circa-1905 Foursquare, he called Ted Robertson of Kirkwall Construction. Ted arrived to find a porch with rotten tongue-and-groove decking, disintegrating steps, falling-off balusters, columns compressed into the floor, and a distinct