Joining new wall to old one...

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Old 03-11-15, 04:21 PM
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Joining new wall to old one...

I am starting a project to close in a carport and make a little garage/work area. The existing wall at the end of the carport is stucco. I noticed at the foundation that the wall overhangs the foundation about 2 inches. I assume for all the steps necessary to stucco. Now my foundation and wall for the garage will be 2 inches shallow of the existing wall. This problematic to me on several levels. If I put vinyl siding on, I will have to pack out the new wall quite a bit. This will make the window and door opening odd looking. If I stucco the new part, I'll still have issues as I'm planning on installing a typical big box store vinyl window.

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Is the stucco original to the house? Often the only reason for the stucco wall to hang over like that is the foundation and wall didn't line up correctly.

pics could be helpful - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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I seem to have no luck uploading an picture. I'm getting an error message.
It is the original siding on the house, built in the late 50s. Another option I guess is to rip off the old stucco.
 
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If that's an option you would be far better off.
There's no great way to tie in an inside corner going from stucco to vinyl siding.
Once the stuccos off it may be far easier to make that transition.
Biggest issues with car port conversations is water coming in under the walls and siding rotting out because it's too close to grade.
That picture would be a big help to everyone.
 
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I think the picture was too large. This is the bottom of the existing wall
 
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And here is a full view. I will be adding a block foundation around the perimeter of the carport to build the wall off of.

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May want to add your location to your profile.
Looks like that slab has seen better days.
Going to need a footing under those concrete blocks.
No way do you want to be putting anything on top of that failing slab.
Also going to need to add some soil to raise the grade and some gutters would be a big help.
 
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That's actually the side view. Here is the front side Name:  front2.jpg
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Am I missing something, Just looks like a porch to me not a car port in that last picture.
 
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Joe, the carport entrance is just out of the pic. I've painted a bunch of houses with similar set up.

The iron posts in the middle may or may not be load supporting but the one on the end/corner most likely is so you need to provide support for the roof/attic while you tear that wall out and erect the new one.
 
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Yes Masksr, I'll attach a front view. The rod iron post are (supposed) supporting the edge of roofline, but yes, I will provide temporary support when I remove the brick etc. Sorry, I'm a newbe here, so bear with me. Name:  carport.jpg
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