Front porches and their close relatives, stoops, have been a part of both urban and rural homes for more than 100 years. Now, with the resurgence of craftsman-style homes, they are showing up in new housing developments, too.
Small porches and stoops are utilitarian in nature. They are the steps and small landings (usually 3-4 feet wide) that lead from street level to the raised elevation of the home’s entrance. While they may include railings or short masonry sidewalls that are used for sitting, there usually is no room for a chair, planter, or other decorative feature.
Porches, on the other hand, are architecturally more significant. Often they are wide, covered, and columned. They may have room for seating, a small table, and a few potted plants. In urban areas and older neighborhoods that have a lot of foot traffic, porches are comfortable places for visiting with neighbors and enjoying the coolness of an evening breeze.
Since the porches on older homes could be more than 50 years old, it is common to find crumbling concrete steps and deteriorated bricks and mortar. These can be repaired and the porch can be given new life with brick or stone columns, wooden railings, and a few colorful accessories.
When age and weather have eroded your concrete steps and porches, call 1.855.TRUSTED for masonry and concrete restoration. The Trusted Men masonry craftsmen can halt and repair:
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