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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by TnToutdoors, May 11, 2014.

  1. TnToutdoors

    TnToutdoors LawnSite Member
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    Looking for opinions on what to do here. In my mind you rip out the old vertical rail road tie wall. Cut the porch back far enough to allow for drainage behind the new block wall. Repour the patio and go home.
     
  2. DVS Hardscaper

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    Huh?
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  3. TnToutdoors

    TnToutdoors LawnSite Member
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    How would you go about putting a SRW wall here DVS?
     
  4. TnToutdoors

    TnToutdoors LawnSite Member
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    The customers are trying to not cut the front porch but I dont really see any other way to do it
     
  5. E-mans Hardscapes

    E-mans Hardscapes LawnSite Member
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    Cut it back to that post and maybe just leave it out as a planter, connecting to the one around the front of the stoop.
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  6. DVS Hardscaper

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    Please pardon me, I am so exhausted from the weekend I could close my eyes and be asleep instantly.

    Looks challenging!

    I have a feeling that something is supporting that porch. Either some sort of perches, or possibly a masonry block wall (underneath).

    What I would do is keep things as simple as possible, so I would replace the wood with wood, this way you do not have to saw on the porch. If you saw on the porch you may be cutting into a perch, or something that is supporting the concrete slab. Know what I mean?


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  7. whiffyspark

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    Fake stone veneer wall like on an outdoor kitchen maybe?

    I wouldn't cut the damn porch for that lol
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  8. TnToutdoors

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    Were replacing the rest of the wall with block so i dont see them wanting to go with anything else.
     
  9. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    That porch is almost definitely flush behind the ties, remove the ties and leave the concrete exposed or put cultured stone on it. Butt the new block wall up to the front of thr porch.
    Or since the blocks wouldnt be retaining anything you could cut them and veneer the side of the concrete wall with it.
     
  10. TnToutdoors

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    So you think that there is a concrete wall behind the rail road ties?
     

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