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Old 06-27-2010, 07:28 AM
 
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Would doing this type of design be potentially harmful to the foundation (rain getting in if the rain angle is right)
Patios are usually sloped, unlike the house foundation, and drain away from the house. I doubt you can hurt the foundation but you could get water in your house.
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Patios are usually sloped, unlike the house foundation, and drain away from the house. I doubt you can hurt the foundation but you could get water in your house.
Converting an existing enclosed space like this would be much less expensive then a new covered patio because you are paying for far less materials. Just a little extra demolition costs.

This would be easy to waterproof, cut a slot in the concrete at the base of the interior walls, embed a piece of flashing in the slot a good construction sealant and extend it up the wall behind a layer of new siding. You would need to insulate the interior walls around this space and install a vapor barrier under the new siding layer.

To prevent ponding I would use an epoxy cement topping to create a slope in the slab away from the house so wind blown rain would run off rather then puddle, and put something like a freeze proof ceramic tile or stone veneer over it.
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Old 06-28-2010, 02:25 PM
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Jesus, I don't know any of these.... can you give me a range? from the cheapest one to the average one?
No. I'm not a builder. Just have had a lot of experience hiring builders to build my houses.

Cedar posts are much cheaper than stone or stucco. MDF panel ceilings are much cheaper than stained wood. And don't forget electrical outlets, lights and ceiling fans.

You should talk to two (or more) builders and get them to quote you prices from their cheapest solution to a more attractive one. You don't want to put a million dollar patio cover on a $100,000 house and you also don't want to put a $5000 patio cover on a million dollar house.
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:04 PM
 
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you could build something like this:

You could easily attach a ledger board to the house. I built it for under $2k. But that was me doing all the labor.
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