Sloped rough concrete floor to flat level room - Mr. Money Dec 16, 2016 When we purchased our house it came with a porch fully turned into a sunroom. Two walls of Windows and a door. Only problem water damage in the corner. Turns out the concrete is an outside pad and sloped. Pulled the cedar planks off and have the water fixed but. Since it's an outside concret pad now
Understanding Porches - Restoration & Design for the Vintage May 31, 2016 Before about 1860, deck frames were often built of large logs called “sleepers.” These sturdy logs were hewn flat on one or two sides, with one of the flat side facing up to act as floor joists. If your porch has sleepers that are rotted, replace them with supporting beams of comparable heft. Before ripping out
How to Evaluate Home Foundation Problems Today's Homeowner If your home is exhibiting symptoms of foundation problems like cracks in walls, sticking and swinging doors, or uneven floors it may need foundation repair. Experienced Supervisors on Site: Is the company large enough to provide full time supervision, or will the crew be dropped off at your home to do the work?
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Sloping Floors - Sinai Construction Jul 28, 2013 If your floor is unlevel, check out the following characteristics which could clue you in to your particular sloping floor's underlying cause and, consequently, give you an idea about the It could also be that the central structure's foundations were not built as deeply as the perimeter foundations of the house.
How to prevent water damage on your porch - The Porch Company May 24, 2013 Unlike a house which is built to keep water outside the exterior walls, a porch must be designed to deal with water that will come in. A well-built If you have a masonry floor such as concrete or tile, slope the floor so that the water drains away from the house and preferably not towards the prevailing winds.
How to Add a Family Room Addition to Your Home Today's But in addition to the nice family room, they will also have a very nice deck that will kind of surround this part of the addition and up to these stakes, it will be a covered with a roof extension and this part will be right out in the sun. But the main thing that we've got to deal with right now is this foundation issue. After a lot of
Need Ideas for Uneven Sunroom Floor - Houzz Mar 11, 2017 Hi! We are wanting to replace some commercial-style carpet in our sunroom. The main issue is that the floor has a pretty severe slant to it on roughly one half of the room. Leveling it out really isn't a practical option as the brick and windows were built to accommodate the slant which is frus
How to Level a Floor how-tos DIY DIYNetwork.com shows how to level an uneven floor. Old rooms can have uneven floors. Luckily leveling the floor is an easy process. Learn how to level an uneven floor with these Position the leveling strip on the floor and see if the top edge of the strip checks out as level. Adjust the strip as needed. When complete
The Sunroom – It's Done. - Deuce Cities Henhouse Apr 16, 2014 I've mentioned to you before that the room is pretty small, approximately 7 x 11 feet. The floor slopes down, as sometime over the last 100 years this space was an open air porch. Trying to lay out furniture in a room with a sloping floor is really tough, especially when the windows are all square. I mean, I'm
Building Over a Patio Slab This Old House One way to add a room — IF your patio can take it. Building codes require a reinforced floor slab at least 3? inches thick. Plus, it has to have poured-concrete footings beneath the perimeter to hold the exterior walls that will be built. These footings would have to extend at least 16 inches below grade even in a mild climate
How can I level a sloped floor? - Home Improvement Stack Exchange Jan 23, 2011 Unfortunately they didn't correct for the built in slope of the original porch when the closed it in, so the room has a consistent 1-inch slope towards the outside of the house (e.g. it's not an intermittent 'sag,' 'warp,' or 'dip,' the whole floor slopes out relatively consistently). I need to level the floor in order to put
Porch flooring options - The Porch CompanyThe Porch Company Jul 24, 2015 We have built homes and had other building projects in the past and we have never had one go as smoothly and turn out as beautifully as this one. and all screened porch floors must accommodate for draining. Each are our porch floors are gently sloped and also provide drainage for water. Porch floor 1:.
Why do the floors slope in this old house? - McGarry and Madsen Jul 28, 2012 Let's start with the built-in slope. It's necessary to pitch the floor on an open porch slightly to cause blown rain to run off, thereby avoiding puddling water, which quickly develops wood-rot underneath. In an effort to create more indoor living space the porches in old houses often get enclosed into rooms, but
Repair for an Old Wooden Porch - Extreme How To May 17, 2017 Porches are almost always made of wood, and many older homes have a porch floor made from tongue-and-groove lumber. Knowing the devastating effects that water will have on a wood porch, older homes were built so the porch floors gently sloped from the house to the outside edge of the porch.
How to Build a Porch - Bob Vila A back porch may significantly reduce daylight in the kitchen, or a front porch could cut off daylight to the living room. Take pains to ensure that No matter which type of flooring you choose, the pitch or slope of the floor should run away from the house so that windblown rain and snowmelt can drain before causing damage.
Converting a Porch to Heated Space - Bruce Ward, Architect Porches are typically built without insulation, so of course you will need to open up the walls and roof completely and insulate them well-- more on that later. And don't forget the floor! If you don't insulate the floor too, the room will never feel warm in winter. And because porches are designed to drain water that gets in
Renovate Your Home: 5 Smart Fixes Money - Time Magazine Aug 28, 2013 Alternatively, you could build new walls to carve the space out of a hallway, back foyer, or porch. Related: America's In newer homes, the master bedroom typically offers generous floor space, walk-in closets, and a dedicated bathroom featuring dual sinks plus a separate shower and tub. In older homes?
How to Diagnose and Repair Sloping Floors - HomeAdvisor Many older homes have problems with sloping and sagging floors. In a lot of cases, the owners of these homes simply ignore the problem or pass it off as a normal part of having a classic house. Though a sloped floor might indeed bring some character to a house, some of the issues that can cause them can lead to other