I am considering putting a front porch on my house, It would be a
failry straight forward design so I wouldn't expect any surprises for
that perspective. However, the house is brick and I'm curious as to
whenther it's a bad idea to anchor ledger boards in to brick siding.
All the porches that I have ever seen attach directly to the wooden
structure of the house with brick put on after the fact. I'm just
concerned about the proch structure pulling away from the house (for
what ever reason) and pulling the brinck right along with it.
check your local building codes...bets are that you will be required to drill
all the way through the brick to anchor into wood(band)....
*All opinions are those of the author of this post*
"Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug"
to reply take your PANTS off
There are both structural and water management issues to be solved.
I recently worked with a 50 year old house with porches framed
through brick veneer and attached to the wood framing. The wood porch
framing had rotted within the cavity between wood frame and brick
veneer. The loss of connection between porch roof frame and house
frame left the brick veneer to support the roof loads. The veneer
cracked under the additional load.
I didn't have to solve that problem, so I can't speak from actual
I suggested two possible ways of dealing with the problem:
Build an independent structure - with the problems of weather
tightness at the wall of the existing building.
Removing areas of veneer to connect porch frame to house frame - with
the problems of flashing above the frame and allowing for movement
between veneer and frame.
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