Enclosing an existing covered porch with screen simply requires you to build a stud wall or walls along the open sides to create surfaces for attaching the This stiffens the frame and will give extra support to the screen material over a long span We use inch wide screen, so we ve spaced our studs to allow for about an
Make a patio or garden border that does double duty as extra backyard seating As This Old House senior technical editor Mark Powers shows here, a wall built from cast concrete blocks made to look like stone is just as beautiful and much Step on the dirt to pack it in place, being careful not to dislodge the stones.
Watch this video to for step by step instructions on how to repair and resurface concrete steps on your home The first step was roughing up all the surfaces with a chisel and a wire brush to give the repair material a good surface to grab onto For some of the larger voids, he even had to create forms to support the repair
An overview of the ten steps taken to install stamped concrete Stamped Concrete Step by Step Overview Installing stamped concrete is challenging You may be Also be sure plastic sheeting is used to protect adjacent buildings, landscaping, or other existing slabs from concrete splatter The type of concrete used is
Watch this video for tips on how to cut and attach pressure treated wood lattice panels around a wood deck foundation Cut the lattice panels to length so the ends meet over the deck foundation posts And it s easier to move a little dirt with a shovel than to custom cut the lattice for every little bump in the ground.
Watch this video to find out how to remove and replace a rotten door sill on your home Remove the old door sill from beneath the door frame Position the old door sill on the new sill, In this case there was a void in the concrete foundation which we filled with quick drying cement before replacing the sill The new one
, I knew that would be a lot more work and my dad certainly didn t want to do it like that, so I tried them out first by putting the stairs in place right over the old existing stairs and walked up and down to see how they felt The only ones that are affected are the bottom stair and the top The bottom stair is
, This was especially important because they planned to picture frame the perimeter to conceal the cut ends of the composite deck boards To achieve this, the last step is shorter That s because there are no deck boards on the concrete, and shortening that riser keeps each step height consistent.
Wood deck with shade arbor pergola and concrete patio on back of brick house The wood deck and tile covered concrete patio on the back of Mike and Maureen James s house had deteriorated over time and were in need of repair to The first step is removing the old deck boards and these two have jumped right in.
Overhaul your boring concrete porch with bluestone and natural stone veneers First, lay lath over the landing and steps, and use tin snips to trim sections for the sides that overlap the steps by inches Mix mortar until it s thick enough to hold its shape when balled up, and trowel it onto the first step in a ? inch layer.
We help Phil and Molly Nix transform their covered porch into a beach inspired retreat, by screening in the walls, scoring and staining the concrete floor, and adding some coastal touches to the decor Check out the Screen Porch Conversion episode article for details on these projects How to Screen In an Existing Porch
If you are planning to install heavy objects like hot tubs, stone fireplaces, etc be sure to address this with your codes department or a construction engineer before you pour your As a general rule, concrete and wood don t mix so I almost always try to avoid mixing the two,i.e placing my posts directly into or onto concrete.
To construct a walkway using the WalkMaker, position the form, fill it with concrete, then move the form to the next position By repeating this action you ll be able to create a pathway of any length Here s how to go about it Determine the location of the path and remove any existing grass or obstacles For extra support, add
Mar , Steve and his crew discovered a poorly built header and replaced it before continuing on to replace the patio doors Today s article shares how to install a new patio door, including the steps necessary to waterproof and level the door If you d like to learn more about our Pro Follows and the contractors with
Lower section of steps completed Fill the Cavity When Building Concrete Steps With the porch steps framed, the next step was to fill the cavities between the forms with concrete blocks onto which concrete will be poured The concrete blocks only fill the center of the cavity from bottom to top area between forms filled with