Porch Contractors Washington DC

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Skye Builders
(866) 565-0990
5821 Grosvenor Lane
Bethesda, MD

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Mps
(703) 560-5040
2106 Stenhouse Place
Dunn Loring, VA

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Maintenance and Repair
(202) 526-4003
3416 18th St NE
Washington, DC
 
Affordable Home Improvements
(202) 333-3535
Washington, DC
 
Renovators Ltd
(202) 265-8718
1757 Lanier Pl NW
Washington, DC
 
Probuilt Deck And Fence
(301) 474-3550
5110 Roanoke Place, Suite 106
College Park, MD

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Sio Inc
(202) 726-8654
71 Kennedy St NW
Washington, DC
 
M & M Home Improvement
(202) 832-9718
2912 Vista St NE
Washington, DC
 
Scs Contracting
(202) 362-1195
Washington, DC
 
Edwards Home Improvement Inc
(202) 388-4911
Washington, DC
 
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How Do I Build A Porch?

Answer:
A porch can be an enjoyable place to spend a cool evening,

and building one is not as difficult as you would expect.

The first step is to decide where you would like the porch to go. Place some stakes at the corner, and where the stairs will be. If you plan to attach the porch to a home with a sliding door or regular door as an entry point, you will need to locate the ledger board. This is the main reference point for the deck. Begin by locating a point at least three inches below the tread of the door. This will be the top of the ledger board. The ledger board is usually a 2x10 board which gets nailed into the sill of the structure.

In order to ensure that the porch stays attached to the ground, you will need to install footings. Dig footing holes which are about a foot wide and about four feet deep. Mix the cement 3 parts of cement to 1 part sand, and add water so it is firm and not sloppy, and then pour into the holes. Before it sets up, place the post anchors into the footing.

All that is left is to attach your frame with 16 inch centers and finish decking the frame. Once the concrete fully sets, your deck is ready for use.

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