Charleston Porch

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-24-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
Old Home Guy
 
Chltpondman's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeler Builder
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 8
Rewards Points: 10

Charleston Porch


I have to re-do a covered Charleston Porch. 31 ft. long by 12 wide. It has finished heated space underneath. It had no slope and wind driven rain puddled and stayed. Several questions.

1. Can slope be 1/8 per ft. or make slope a 1 1/2 fall for the 12 ft. ?
2. Is Ditra the best or can I use Dural ?
3. This has moderate temperatures in Charlotte, North Carolina.

I appreciate any and all input.
Chltpondman is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 08-24-2013, 06:29 PM   #2
Paul
 
PrecisionFloors's Avatar
 
Trade: Hard Surface Flooring
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: South Florida
Posts: 4,120
Rewards Points: 1,004

Re: Charleston Porch


The slope can be whatever you make it - doesn't mean it will drain well. Minimum recommended slope is 1/4"/ft. Need more info of substrate construction to answer anything else really. I'm not familiar with Dural myself, Ditra knockoff I assume?

Advertisement

__________________
Precision Floors
(772) 237-9900
Tile, Hardwood, Laminate, and Resilient
Installation, Sales & Repair - "We do it right the FIRST time"
PrecisionFloors is offline  
Old 08-26-2013, 10:56 AM   #3
Old Home Guy
 
Chltpondman's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeler Builder
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 8
Rewards Points: 10

Re: Charleston Porch


Paul,

This is framed with 2 x 10's 16" OC and 3/4" T&G plywood.
Chltpondman is offline  
   
 
Old 08-26-2013, 11:11 AM   #4
Pro
 
artisanstone's Avatar
 
Trade: Stonemasonry
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: upstate, sc
Posts: 599
Rewards Points: 532

Re: Charleston Porch


Pondman, As far as I know, Ditra is not recommended for this application (at least not by itself). What you are building is a roof as it has finished conditioned space below. Schluter would like you to have:
1: Roofing membrane, EPDM, TPO, or similar
2: Troba drainage mat.
3: Mud bed, possibly reinforced.
4: Ditra

All this is quite costly as you might imagine.
artisanstone is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to artisanstone For This Useful Post:
Old 08-26-2013, 05:58 PM   #5
Pro
 
MIKE ANTONETTI's Avatar
 
Trade: FLOORING CONTRACTOR
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: CITRUS COUNTY
Posts: 1,751
Rewards Points: 3,514

Re: Charleston Porch


Quote:
Originally Posted by PrecisionFloors
The slope can be whatever you make it - doesn't mean it will drain well. Minimum recommended slope is 1/4"/ft. Need more info of substrate construction to answer anything else really. I'm not familiar with Dural myself, Ditra knockoff I assume?
Correct, I saw laticrete version today, who knows tomorrow.
MIKE ANTONETTI is offline  
Old 08-26-2013, 09:11 PM   #6
Pro
 
GO Remodeling's Avatar
 
Trade: remodeling
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,523
Rewards Points: 96

Re: Charleston Porch


Nobledek membrane can go over occupied space. Check their website for substrate requirements.

Not all membranes are warrantied over occupied space.

Advertisement

GO Remodeling is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to GO Remodeling For This Useful Post:
PrecisionFloors (08-27-2013)


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pressure Washing Charleston SC PowerWash Pressure Washing 2 02-03-2014 04:01 PM
Painting Douglas Fir 1890's Front Porch: What Paint? JLPicard Painting & Finish Work 11 05-22-2013 10:33 AM
Deck and porch framed maleko Decks & Fencing 179 09-19-2012 10:16 PM
porch roof nailed to facia boman47k Framing 1 09-03-2010 12:04 AM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?