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How to Attach a Porch Post to Concrete

Porch post is generally constructed using wood. A concrete slab forms sturdy and durable flooring for a porch. Each support posts should possess an anchor plates, which include drilled bolt holes. Attaching the bolster posts to the structure of a solid concrete base is not really an easy task. It is

How to Install a Porch Ceiling Light

Installing a porch ceiling light is work that can be carried out at home by anyone and requires little to no experience in electrical wiring. You simply have to follow a few steps concerning safety and some guidelines outlined in an electrical installation manual. From time to time, there is a need to

How to Repair a Vinyl Porch Ceiling

A vinyl porch ceiling panel is installed almost the same way as a vinyl soffit panel. All panels are secured to the ceiling with nails. These strips hold the nails in place so that the vinyl panels can lock into position. Each panel is also connected to the others through a locking mechanism. Therefore,

How to Paint a Porch Ceiling

You may be thinking of refurbishing your porch ceiling by repainting it. Traditionally, the porch ceiling is painted in blue color. There are many believes and stories behind selecting a blue color for your porch ceiling. The blue ceiling is believed to stimulate a cool and pacifying environment. There

How to Install a Tongue and Groove Porch Ceiling

The term tongue and groove porch ceiling refers to the way in which certain types of lumber are milled for a porch ceiling . The resultant product is a board with interlocking boundaries, thus insuring a firm shape and a very narrow gap between each plank that is put in the place. If done appropriately,

Concrete Porch Construction: 4 Tips

In attempting a porch construction project, you should follow proven procedures to make sure your porch will be safe, sturdy and will last for years without deteriorating. Tip 1 – Level Your Surface before Pouring Concrete Level the soil before you begin pouring concrete, by removing or adding soil.

Brick Porch Construction: Mistakes to Avoid

Are you ready to tackle a porch construction project? If you prefer the traditional look, if you want durability, if you want to compliment the look of your home, then consider using brick to build your porch. If this will be your first brick porch construction project, you should be aware of a few potential

Tile Porch Repair: How to Repair Grout

After several years, the grout in the tile porch may look worn, get crumbled or get damaged. This is due to prolonged exposure to heat and moisture. However, other factors also play a role, such as the type of grout used, its consistency during installation, or the experience of the installer. Replace

Tile Porch Repair: How to Replace Cracked Tiles

Repairing a cracked tile porch can be a frustrating and difficult job. Fortunately, however, replacing broken tiles is well within the reach of almost anyone who feels comfortable with common DIY tasks and doing it yourself will save some much welcome cash as well. Replacing a broken tile on a porch

How to Clean and Maintain a Tile Porch

Today many homes have a tile porch and when it comes to cleaning and maintaining it, some people might have concerns. There is really no reason for concerns as these outdoor tiles can be cleaned and maintained much the same way as interior tiles. As a rule, outdoor tiles are sealed, different from how

How to Install Tile over Porch Steps

Your house will look extremely neat, smooth and classy with a tile porch flooring. If you wish to give the same look to your porch, you can tile your porch using different varieties of tiles. The porch steps can also be tiled. It is common that you might have a cement porch or a wooden porch. If your

Paint a Porch Floor: 4 Tips

If you intend to paint your porch floor, you will have to prepare with the needed supplies and you should follow a few steps.1. Clean the AreaThe area must be cleaned prior to applying the paint, to remove debris, dust or possibly paint. If you are removing paint, don’t use a paint thinner, as this

How to Repair Sagging Wood Porch Flooring

Sagging wood porch flooring can greatly affect the overall aesthetic appeal of a house. Therefore, it is imperative to address such a problem as soon as possible. A sagging wood porch floor is often not a problem in relatively new homes, but in old houses, it is fairly common. To fix this eyesore, you

How to Paint a Porch Floor

There are some special tools and materials that are important to apply if you want to paint a porch floor. Since the porch will have more foot traffic on it than just about any other part of the house, and it is exposed to the elements, it is very important that it is properly protected so that it will

How to Prepare a Porch Floor for Paint

As anyone who has attempted a porch floor paint job before can attest, this procedure is made much easier and cleaner by taking a few proper precautions before you begin. Your porch floor will likely be dirty and not readily able to accept paint in its current state, even if it hasn't been used very

How to Remove a Concrete Porch

Removing a concrete porch requires some intense muscle work. So if you do not have the strength to pound concrete with a sledgehammer or enough gripping power to hold on to a jackhammer, then consider asking for assistance. Whether the concrete porch has to go for remodeling or because it has already