02:43PM | 02/19/01
Member Since: 02/18/01
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My husband and I are purchsing our first home, a modular home on a concrete block foundation. We would like to add a deck onto the rear of the home and a covered porch on the front. We feel teh deck is something we could do ourselves, but are wondering how difficult it would be to add a porch.




04:37AM | 02/20/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
If I was in your place, I would go ahead and do the deck and then see how you feel about doing the porch yourself. If the deck project is a disaster, don't tackle the porch. On the other hand if all goes well and you feel good, go for it.
(In most locations, you'll need permits for both jobs. That usually means having a complete plan of the job before you start, and knowing what local building codes apply.)

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited February 20, 2001).]


01:25AM | 02/21/01
Member Since: 02/18/01
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Thanks for your reply. I have been told that because teh deck will be attached to an exhisting structure, that no permit is needed. I do plan on verifying that with the people who actually handle teh building code however.


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