Friday, September 23, 2016

Porch makeover

Before we purchased our home last year, the inspector had pointed out some rather suspect looking support posts on the covered front porch. We'd also noticed that the floor boards seemed pretty worse for the wear. Last winter when we had precipitation coming through the gaping, rotten floor boards into our basement, we knew we really were going to have to do something about it before too long.

Finding a trustworthy, economical & skilled contractor became our next task ... not easy in the middle of their busy season. Thankfully after several rounds of dead-end phone calls, we finally found someone with availability for the right price. Thank you!

I don't have a really good "before" photo of the porch, but came across this one of my Mom & Luke from a year ago which gives an idea of what it used to look like.

In process ...

Support posts were definitely rotten and the lumber originally used is now not considered adequate support.

Now that the more serious stuff has been completed, time to get stain, varnish and paint on.

Finished ...

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