Beth 18212

10:29AM | 08/24/00
Member Since: 08/23/00
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My Papa's porch is sinking. How should we go about repairing this? Can we pour on top of the concrete? Does prarrie soil make this much worse?


09:50AM | 09/12/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Could you give more information about the size and depth of the concrete pad, and what shape it's in (any cracks, etc.)? Is it connected to anything? How far has it sunk, and how long did it take for that to happen?


10:58AM | 04/04/03
Member Since: 04/03/03
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My porch is sinking, too. It's dropped about 4 inches on one corner. It's got
two sides which are attached, one to a brick wall of the house, and the other
to a step into the front door of the house. There are also three steps on a
third side which go down to the sidewalk. It's got either concrete or blocks
inside, covered with an outside of bricks. The house is about 10 years old,
and it shows a repair (maybe two), before we bought the house three years ago,
so it's not moving "fast" but is getting noticable. The crack in the top
bricks mortor is definately noticable. It's about 5' x 7' x 2.5' deep.

I have an estimate for $1100 to bust it up, haul away the debris, and
completely re-do the whole porch. Any advice? (I am NOT a do-it-yourself-er
at all, but I don't want to pay for the wrong fix either.




05:27PM | 04/05/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
There can be a myriad of reasons for such a thing to happen. It is best assesed on site by someone with experience.

stox, if you aren't a DIY and you don't want to pay a fair price to have it done, the only suggestion i can make is that you get used to it being that way.

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