Garage & Porch concrete slabs

Garage & porch slabs were poured early this morning.  Porch has a 1″ slope in 6′-‘0 to direct water away from the home.  It is also important that you include a capillary break or flashing where the concrete (porch) and foundation mudsill (wood) meet.  We also wrapped our 4×4 porch post with flexible peel and stick flashing.  Concrete does a very good job of holding water and that moisture can deteriorate an organic material such as wood.

Concrete porch post wrap – 5/15/12

Concrete porch post wrap – 5/15/12

Concrete porch – 5/15/12

Garage concrete – 5/15/12

Finished garage floor – 5/16/12

I’ve included a few photos of a deep energy retrofit remodel project we did last year to show the effect of what concrete can do to wood after 40+ years  of exposure to moisture and no flashing!… (home was built in 1968)

Bond/Rim joist rot from concrete moisture

Bond/rim board rot from deck ledger

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