DIY Home Remodeling Projects


Tearing Down the Front Porch

Front Porch

Front Porch

Originally the porch roof started out about half as wide. Looking underneath I could tell where it had been added on to each side about 4 feet. Overall I guess it was about 14 feet wide and 6 foot deep. It had to come down.

My friend the Sawzall

My friend the Sawzall

Whoever invented the sawzall deserves a round of applause! I had purchased the Milwaukee Sawzall a couple months prior. I figured it would come in very handy. Handy it was. It is a tool that needs respect, like any other. Just ask the guy in the blue shirt.


Demolition Tips

Knocking out the Post's

Knocking out the Post's

 One by one we were slowly taking out the supporting post's. Our plan was to eliminate all but one last center post. Hopefully we could sledge hammer the last post out from underneath and the porch roof would fall to the ground.

Everybody gets a turn

Everybody gets a turn

We all took turns knocking out post's. The porch roof was making more noises the closer we got.

Mess in the back room

Down She Comes

One last hit and it was all over.
The roof swung down and hit the house then came to a rest. Piece of cake.

Mess in the back room

In the Trash it Goes

All we had left to do was cut it up and throw it in the dumpster. Again the Sawzall came in very handy.

I used a pruning blade to make fast cuts through wood.

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