Two weeks ago, we poured a concrete porch 8' X 12' X 2' high
with a 5' wide concrete ramp. The forms were built up to the
slab level at the front entrance to a log building used for
church services. Total cost: $700 and much labor.
The water in the building after the rain confirms that the
porch is too high and/or the slope away from the door is
Here is a pic of the entrance before the porch was poured:
The location is 60 miles north of Houston Texas.
The options that I can see:
Build a roof over the porch to keep the porch dry.
Break up the top of the porch and repour it lower.
Build up the threshold and hope no one trips over it.
Chisel a gutter in the porch along the building to channel water.
We want a solution that is safe, cheap, and easy on our
backs if possible. What are our best options? Is there a
solution I missed?