Aug , Over the years as I welcomed friends and family into my home, I began to think more and more about adding on a front porch It s been seven years but I can still remember how he explained the importance of building the porch with a gentle slope away from the house, ensuring any water that found its
Watch this video to see how to add a family room and dining room addition to a home, while matching the brick and wood trim to the existing house We could slope the ground from here down so that the water is pulled away from the building and then channeled to the front Or another idea is to create a retainer wall that
Apr , The first step is to layout the foundation on the ground I used rebar stakes and string line Since I m on a sloping lot, I had to use a transit to make sure I was accurately placing the stakes in a level plane Our cabin itself is going to be feet wide x feet deep Of each side will be foot decks I decided to
In order for the lot on the Kuppersmith Project house to drain properly, it had to be graded so the ground sloped away from the house and any rainwater runoff flowed away from the foundation A tractor was used to move the dirt and fill in any depressions in the yard The tractor is also used to excavate dirt for the concrete
As you will see, we have everything covered below from designing and building ramps to discovering all your options for vertical and portable wheelchair lifts Various options For example, if your porch is inches from the ground your ramp should be a minimum of feet long Wheel Chair Accessible Home Plans.
Jul , Some steep slopes at the angle of repose can be fine, as long as you have no plan to walk them Steep slopes that are a change of grade Several stone walls enclose that deck The deck is supported by wood posts that are sunk into the ground, and back filled with concrete The underside of a deck is not
Options were wood decking, corrugated plastic, asphalt shingles or corrugated metal sheets We ended up Before you cut the rafters you have to decide how steep you want the roof to be Hang with me The easiest way is to lay your rafters on the ground like I did and trace where you need make the cut on the collar ties.
For steep slopes, you will need either piers (columns of reinforced concrete) that sit on concrete slabs deep into the ground or perhaps even an engineered IMPORTANT Although the process and structure of building a porch foundation is similar to that of a backyard deck, your porch s foundation will be carrying
How to Build a Pool Deck is a compilation of all our research regarding above ground pool decks We ve taken what not only is can go back to it for easy reference as you plan and build your pool deck Then One of the most important things to remember when planning a deck on a sloping site is.
The durable features of IPE decking make it ideal to be used for building steps Tony explains the math behind determining the slope of the stairs as well as the measurements he needed to fit stairs to their door opening Adjust your plans as These should be placed an inch or two below grade and level Check the
Nov , The way to do this is by using wooden stakes, string, a line level, and a tape measure to determine your yard s slope Start by staking out the four corners When you unroll your liner, make sure it s flush against both your boards and the ground all around the perimeter If it s not, the water pressure could
Watch this video for an easy DIY tip that can help hold plants in place and reduce erosion on a steep hillside using old panty hose Insert the wire anchors into the panty hose and ground Cut holes all the way through the panty hose for plants Landscaping and Deck Lattice Improvement Projects Landscape and Lattice
May , His back yard has a bit of a slope, and it would take too much concrete to pour a slab (read how to pour a concrete shed foundation here) For that This article is a step by step guide for how we built it, and if you ve read our article for building a deck, you ll see some similarities Step Plan the Layout.
Dec , Tip If you see water pooling against your home, immediately take steps to re grade the area or install appropriate drainage The plan is to remove the existing concrete patio and pour a new one with the appropriate slope, adding a decorative bluestone inlay around the perimeter Joe s crew will also be
Repeat process of adding, dampening and tamping each inch layer until all the pack is roughly ? inches below the marks on the stakes (if laying ? inch thick stone) Drive additional stakes every feet between the corner stakes closest to the house and again on the opposite end of the patio, which the grade slopes
Watch this video to find out how to clean, prepare, plant, and landscape a steep hillside to prevent erosion When the steeply sloping ground was ready, Ron and his crew positioned large accent rocks then began planting To hold the soil in place and Landscape plans for Kuppersmith Project house Kuppersmith