Need advice on enclosing a porch
I’m planning on enclosing a porch that has two columns supporting the roof. I intend to build behind the columns so I don’t have to remove them. That should leave me with three non-load bearing walls. The fourth wall is the brick exterior wall. I’m wondering how I should attach the new wall to the existing brick wall. I’ve included some pictures to help detail what I’m asking about.
In a perfect world there should be a flashing cut in the brick. Urethane caulk along with a proper fit (a little gap for the caulk to make a good bite-1/8th to 3/16ths on the finish) should provide you the watertite seal you wish.
At the corners I have a suggestion you may want to consider if the columns are not too ornate. On a house I have seen and on a commercial job I did (HUGE Metal Columns), the corners died into the column, effectively showing almost half the columns both in and out. This allowed easy painting as nothing was crowding the area between wall/column. If the size is not very big, perhaps show only on the exterior side.
Best of luck.
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Edited 9/19/2006 6:01 pm ET by calvin
I don't know brick from beans, but I second cal's suggestion. On my other PC, I have a ton of pictures of having done just that
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Thanks for the advice!