Porch Turned Carport

We have a large porch on the back, left side of the house. I believe one of the previous owners had intended to screen it in, but never got to it. As with the other additions, it was poorly constructed. The posts hadn’t been elevated and so the bottoms rotted out. The post that was attached to the main part of the house was also rotten due to poor drainage.

We invited Chris’ dad down to help us convert the porch into a carport. There was no way I would have been able to help Chris enough with the 100+lb posts to do it ourselves. In three days, we knocked it out.

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Porch before. You can see the rotten bottom of the posts. The slate was popping up and there were TONS of carpenter ants underneath.

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Terrible drainage. We added the green gutter and filled the hole with blocks and concrete.

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Rotten and offering no support.

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New posts in place.

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We worked through one at a time. You can see the posts are supported by metal plates that elevate the bottoms so they don’t sit in water.

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Attaching this sucker to the wall. Note the rotten brick due to poor drainage on the right.

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Finished product. We’ll eventually finish ripping up the slate. You can now pull a car into the center.

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