Friday, August 29, 2008

Demoing the front porch.

I will be posting a step by step photo essay of replacing my front porch. It will likely take place over the next two weeks.

Step one is taking down the old porch.

I started with a sledge hammer and got the flower box out of the way.

I tried to use the sledge hammer on the main part. That was proving to be much tougher.

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I needed to get a jackhammer for the rest of the concrete.

Got the jackhamer and got the top box off.
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I went to work on the rest of it and discovered that the box was hollow (thank God!).
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This is what a jackhammer and 7hrs of work will get you.
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Finished the demo and dug the footings.

Got the left and right footings poured and bolts installed.

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Next step replace the floor support and rotted sill plate.

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