Front porch wall repair

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Old 04-07-20, 01:49 PM
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Front porch wall repair

I'm looking for some ideas here for a temporary fix. Bought this property 6 months ago. I will be building a porch over top of it this year or next, but I would like to fix this if possible for now.
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Old 04-07-20, 03:28 PM
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Do you know if there is a footer under the porch?
Have you removed the loose pieces to see what's behind the veneer?


Do you know how the slab on top of the porch is supported? I'm not really seeing anything. I wonder if there is a brick ledge on the house supporting that side then the outer edge is supported by the steps.
 
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I do see a footer underneath the porch. I took the loose pieces out. I have attached some additional pictures.
 
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sorry about the 2 rotated bottom pics. not sure how to change that
 
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I would get some blocks and mortar mix and re-build the side. If you're not experienced working with mortar wear gloves because you may find it hard to not use your hands.
 
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thank you.. what kind of blocks would you recommend?
 
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You could use almost pre-cast concrete block anything you can find. I think something small enough you can fit it through the hole would be best or you'll have to chip a big block down to size. You could even use bricks though there would be a bit more masonry work but since it will be concealed you don't have to make it pretty.
 
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