Stairs & Porches

Many of the older stairs and porches we work on fail primarily as a result of poor waterproofing or flashing, which causes leaking and damage to the framing supporting the structures, and often deterioration to the concrete as well. Dry-rot and termite damage are often secondary effects from moisture and from exposure of wood framing to the soil, allowing access to subterranean termites. We will normally rebuild these structures with new pressure-treated framing, and install a bithuthene waterproofing membrane and metal flashing under our new reinforced concrete slab. Additional upgrades may include brick, tile, or slate along with railings to meet current code.

Doorstep and front stoop close-up. House entrance framed by landscaped garden matching green and yellow colors of front door and walls.