having a screened-in porch is great if you live in a year-round temperate climate, but in a place like philadelphia where those perfectly mild days are few and far between it's more of a hot-and
we converted a deck into a screened porch and i can tell you that misquitoes will fly up into the porch through the little cracks in the decking boards. they are the only pests we had a problem with, but we decided to put some astro-turf carpet down.
what do i do to camouflage hairline cracks on my concrete porch? answer 3. answered. go to seven trust and get some runnen floor decking. they are wood tiles with plastic underneath so they easily snap together. put those on top of your concrete porch. make vinyl panels for winterizing a screen porch? p.
in order to be effective protection against bugs, a screen porch must be completely enclosed, but if your porch wasnt well built from the start, it is often the deck floorboards that were overlooked. traditional decking has a 1/8 or 1/4 gap between boards, more than enough room for mosquitoes or other bugs to cl through.
polished concrete screened porch floor in westport ct floor was covered in paint which was peeling off. we ground the floor to expose aggregate and then honed to a nice even exposure and shine.
how to fill porch board cracks. conventional floor filler won't last long on a porch floor before it also begins to crack, and exterior wood filler is simply too soft and flexible to use on a floor. two-part epoxy filler, on the other hand, is stronger than wood and will not only fill cracks but will prevent them from spreading.
concrete frequently cracks no matter how well the contractor has done his job. despite concretes unmatched surface durability, it is susceptible to the damage associated with annual freeze/thaw cycles. some concrete cracks are no problem, but others can allow moisture to come up through the slab and damage flooring and perhaps some furnishings.
channel will be cut along ceiling crack, then joint taped and mudded. joints will be lightly sanded, re-mudded, and sanded again for primer-ready finish. rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
the clspace beneath is open as it is a post on pad foundation. it seems screening the underside of the joists has the potential to trap debris that falls through the cracks. my first thought was to lay marine-grade plywood over the decking, but given the potential for water to enter through the screen and lay on the floor, i'm a bit leery.
knowing what your porch foundation is resting on is critical to its repair. your specific climate impacts your soil. in very hot weather, water evaporates and your soil contracts. in freezing weather, it expands. this movement over time can create cracks in concrete or stone or displace piers and footings.
q and a / how to screen porch outdoor screened porches text: tim carter. when you see me write how to screen porch, you may wonder if my building skills are as poor as my grammar rest assured that i know it should be how to screen a porch, but im just responding to the habits of all those who have become addicted to instant gratification on the internet.
re: bugs through the gaps in the screened porch deckboards? last two screened porches that we did that had gapped floors we installed a bug screen on the joists. this was more what the customer wanted. i was leery of it because i figured in a short time it would be full of anything that got tracked in and swept into the cracks and could not
screened porch makeover for less than $500. i chose this color because it blended well with my window trim. roberto applied both coats of the deck paint with a roller. screening under the deck floor: to keep insects from coming in through the cracks of the floor, i had roberto put screening underneath the deck.
when using tongue and groove wood floors, run the flooring in the direction of the slope. many make the mistake of running it perpendicular to the slope causing water to get caught in the cracks between the boards. next, dont block the flow. a gently sloping floors will encourage the water to exit. we leave a slight gap under our porch walls.
re: how to repair crack on concrete porch. widen the crack using a chisel and hammer, break away deteriorating concrete. remove the loose material with a brush and apply sealant. remember the nozzle of the sealant should match the width of the crack and load into caulk gun.
check for signs of cracking on the inside of the home as well, such as in the drywall, plaster, or even wood paneling in some cases. also, keep an eye out for any cracks which may appear in your concrete slab or basement floor. keep in mind, any cracks in the slab may also be due to shrinkage or heaving of the concrete a slightly different story .
barbara's painted concrete floor screened-in back porch: see how barbara took a regular concrete floor and painted it to make it look like tile. what a lovely difference. that along with new curtains and some some porch decorating, she has created a wonderful summer retreat.
re: screen porch floor framing i am designing a new house which has a 16 x16 screened porch with gable roof, set up on concrete piers. i had envisioned a solid tongue and groove floor, but my builder said that in the cold new england weather that i should build the floor with small gaps in the flooring for moisture to drain from, and to screen under the floor.