There are many advantages to enjoying the outdoors on a porch, including extra space for gardening, cooking on a firepit, or relaxing in nature. Outdoor living is one of the many things to appreciate in the Northwestern Washington summers.
Built right Eco Workshop provides Tacoma homeowners with custom-built porches, porch designs, renovations, and repairs. We have built a solid reputation on our commitment to quality workmanship and satisfaction. Our professionals are well-versed in all aspects of porch repair, so you can trust them to do an excellent, high-quality job.
Most homeowners have porches built as entryways to the front door. After a while, porches are beaten up from the harsh outer elements and need restoration. If your porch is drifting away from the house, falling apart and in need of repair, call Built Right Eco Workshop. (407) 497-8439
Porch Renovations & Repairs
If you have a porch close to deteriorating or needs repairs, Built Right Eco Workshop has the solutions for renovations. We will look at your porch, develop a plan to take care of repairs, and, most importantly, ensure that your deck is safe. We can re-stabilize the raised platform and keep the area safe to walk across. We know the right materials and protective seals to shield your porch from the elements.
Built Right Eco Workshop has over 15 years of construction experience and can repair multiple issues that cause damage to your house and porch. We can bring your porch back to its original state with the right techniques and industry background. We use only the best materials in our repairs, so you can be sure it will last as long as possible.
If you don’t have the skills necessary to repair your porch yourself or if you simply don’t have time, we offer services that will help get the job done right! Our staff is highly skilled and experienced in all aspects of porch repair, including:
- Finding out what’s wrong with your porch
- Fixing any damages that may have occurred during storms or other events
- Using high-quality materials when making repairs
After we assess the damage to your deck, we can recommend the appropriate repairs. We’ll help you choose the right materials and design for your home if you need a new porch.
High-quality materials and construction details
If you install a wood porch floor on top of concrete, you will need to ensure that it is proper ventilation. This is important because the moisture in the ground can cause rot and decay, leading to structural problems in your home. If you have a porch that was built before 1950, chances are good that it does not have proper ventilation for this reason.
- It would help if you considered hiring us for any porch restoration or remodeling project so we can advise you on what steps to ensure the durability and longevity of your new structure. Call (407) 497-8439
Common Porch Problems
You want your porch to last for years, but sometimes it needs some TLC before it can be as sturdy and stable as you’d like. We can help with a variety of problems, including:
The boards become too pliant. The boards (the horizontal pieces of wood that make up your deck) may be loose or become loose. New ones will replace the old ones if they are badly damaged.
Handrails are a safety feature. They should not be loose and shouldn’t be able to pivot or spin. Handrails should also be level, straight, and securely mounted.
Weak or aged support posts
Support posts or concrete footings can become aged and weak. Support posts and concrete footings can be replaced, repaired, strengthened, and reinforced to maintain the integrity of your porch.
Structural damage causing drainage or erosion issues. Rodents or vermin are causing problems.
Rodents and vermin can cause damage to your porch, home, and neighborhood. They can damage the porch’s structure, eat through wiring or insulation and cause structural damage. Rodents or vermin can also carry diseases that are harmful to humans.
There are many ways to replace the railing of your porch. You can use wood or composite material for the handrails, posts, balusters, and stair treads. The three main steps to replacing a porch railing are choosing a style, measuring and cutting the materials, and installing them on your new porch.
Grading and drainage issues.
If your home was built on a hill, you might have some grading issues. Grading involves leveling out slopes and adding fill to low areas. It might be time for an upgrade if it’s been a while since your home was last graded.
Footings are the foundation of your porch. They should be made of concrete and at least eight inches deep. The width and thickness of the footing should be four inches each, with a minimum width of six inches.
To begin, we’ll need to remove all the debris and dirt from your porch. This includes going around with a broom or blower/vacuum and removing any loose material. Next, we’ll pull up any nails or screws that may be holding your old stairs together (such as those in support beams). We will also want to remove all of the old stair treads and risers and the stringers if they are still in good shape.
Start with pictures and a FREE estimate
- We welcome you to send us pictures of where your plans are for a new porch or the parts of your porch that need repairs. You can upload your photos right to our website on our free estimate contact form.