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Trent Guda
Front porch level with front entrance

We went to add a cement porch to the front of our house. Is it necessary to build it 4" lower than the front door as the contractor recommends or can the porch be flush with the front entrance?

canuk
Re: Front porch level with front entrance

Follow the contractors recommendation.
Otherwise you risk all sorts of issues from water infiltration and rot.

Trent Guda
Re: Front porch level with front entrance

Sure will! Thnaks so much.

jkirk
Re: Front porch level with front entrance

yup, having it lower allows any water that sits to be below the opening. it also allows for proper flashing of the porch ledger and the sil at the door opening to prevent water getting in

interesting how i went from 1200 posts and being a senior member to only 33 and a junior membe over night...

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Front porch level with front entrance
jkirk wrote:

interesting how i went from 1200 posts and being a senior member to only 33 and a junior membe over night...

They're probably playing around with the spam filter again and we'll all become jr members or banned except the spammers.
Jack

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