What a friggin’ job I swear.
Now I have clean-up still before
I can think about a deck. I really think
the guy who put this up was on crack
when he did it…omg…I really hope I
didn’t lose the pictures…frick frick frick.
If I locate them I’ll post them. I’m gonna
really be upset if I lost them…phew…I
found them. I’ll post 1 of them.
I found where the problem was since I have
torn into most of the roof…good grief I
swear the guy who built it was on crack…
Anyway, The damage has been ongoing but is
able to be repaired…on the house roof phew
I had to disasemble the thing very carefully.
Originally, I had planned on just hooking my
truck up to it and pulling it down…yah, that
woulda been a bad thing. I’m glad I chose wisely lol.
I now also have the tree chainsawed down which
is allowing a nice breeze…of course it will be back
like a terd that won’t flush…fortunately it is a
pretty tree; albeit messy.
Now to get the rest of the porch down…
Well, as long as I keep it under
2400 square feet, I won’t need a
building permit. That is cool.
Well, managed to get the porch cleaned
up a bit for round 2. Sprayed the crap
out of the open section by the house to
keep bugs out and those pesky lil’ piss
ants. Unfortunately, Our local weather
is supposed to be raining/thunderstorms
again through Wednesday. At least I should
be able to confirm where the water was
getting in…Meh, now I just have to dump
the bags of garbage before continuing.
Also, my sliding screen door was in an
accident and needs to be fixed…part of
the roofing fell on it…if it ain’t the
dogs it’s the roofing…if it ain’t the
roofing, it’s somethin’ else…lol…
Well, I had no choice but to begin tearing
down the back porch. It left an ugly brown
water stain on my dining room ceiling now
which means it could be in the beginning
stages of rotting the wood trusses…sigh
After tearing down the initial mess to see
closer, the wood seems to be ok minus some
mold…and it looks like the rodents have
been making residence in the insulation…it
was all chewed up and shredded. It is a good
thing to take the stuff down, because I also
where the “piss ants” have begun making their
trails. I can now spray there as well and hope
they stay out of my home.
I’m glad I grabbed those face masks too!
anyway, This is the 1st look. Sometimes it is
not the greatest thing to buy an older home to
rehab…but then again, when the job is done it’s
gonna look awesome.
hey…I just realized that tree that was cut down…
it’s back!! I guess it’s time to re-cut; this time
take the roots as well…
Well, before I begin my deck project,
I found a roof leak that needs repairing.
I have figured out the materials needed
so now it’s just a matter of getting the
supplies and coordinating the laborer’s
schedules…Me thinks I see the money pit
heh. Next wekend I am going to have a friend
come to check out the back porch. He’s in the
construction field and told me not to touch
anything until he gets here due to not knowing
how much underlying damage there is. He wants
to make sure it’s safe.
This is a before shot. Unfortunately, the
damaged section is covered by a mimosa tree.
The tree has now been chain sawed away,which
is a step closer to beginning the DIY duty.
The section which is covered by tree, is the
covered porch. Now I’m looking to fix it up
right because the guy who owned it previously
just didn’t seem to know how to add a back porch
properly. The roof was not cut into the roof of
the house. This allowed for the leakage into my
dining room. You’d think that having pros come
in and try to repair the thing would have worked.
In this case I’m finally throwing in the towel on
repairs. It’s like an old car-soon you’ve done so
many repairs that there’s nothing left to work with.
Out with the old-in with the new and maybe we’ll have
better luck yah?
Well, the way my back porch is, I want to
connect both areas. I think I found a
layout that might just work.
The only thing is that I already have stairs from
the previous enclosed area, so if I take that part out,
I can just connect both covered areas similar to this
picture. If I get around to accomplishing this, I’m
definitely going to get pictures.
Well, the other day I noticed a leak in my roof
in the dining room…eyah…Turns out the back
porch has massive water damage. It’s only been
fixed like 10 times already by professionals…
I’m beginning to wonder. I’ve decided to say
the heck with trying to fix it and just tear it
down since the side wall began to crumble. I have
this really awesome idea for doing a deck. It’s gonna
take a while, but I think it’s time for something
different since the other is obviously NOT working.
If I’m putting money out it’s gonna be for something
that lasts longer than 1 year…