Recently, we began a new project in Indianapolis that involved repairs to an existing front covered porch. Unfortunately, time had begun to take it’s toll on the wood-wrapped covered porch support columns. Most noticeably, the trim detail pieces had begun to rot. Although structurall sound, the homeowner wanted to replace the existing concrete porch slab at the same time.
Scope of work:
The plan of action going forward is to prop the existing porch roof up with temporary framing in order to remove the old concrete slab.
With the old slab out of the way, a new concrete porch stoop can be formed, poured and finished. Once the concrete is cured, or set new structural support posts can be installed. Rather than use wood to wrap and trim the posts, the homeowner has wisely chosen to use Azek cellular PVC sheets and trim boards. The nice thing about these products as they provide accurate trim details without the worry of future insect or water damage. And, although they can be painted, it is not required (as long as you like white)!
More pictures coming soon!