|Hmmm.....no wonder the insurance inspector wants a railing!|
|The porch is gone!|
So the Waterhouse Builders crew erected temporary supports to hold up the roof, in order to demo and rebuild the porch. The demo was accomplished in record time, and the rebuilding began in earnest. First step after demo - digging footings, 42 inches deep in Maine!
Our initial plan was to use pressure treated wood, but as we thought it through, we realized that the porch forms the first impression for the whole house. We decided to give it the look it deserved - mahogany decking for the surfaces and crisp painted cedar for key components.
|Sustainable Malaysian mahogany|
While the crew was hard at work outside, we started a paint shop in the basement....too cold for exterior painting in the winter (the touch up on existing trim will have to wait until spring)!
The result? A pretty dramatic transformation. And it doesn't just look good - it's structurally sound and will provide an outdoor gathering spot for generations to come. Now we just need some warm weather to sit outside and enjoy it!
Our great crew - Waterhouse Builders
|Shane Brennan, Henry Mayer & Mike Backman|