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when adding a portico to an old construction house, is a typical weight bearing foundation necessary for the posts? The question pertains to a 5x11 portico.

now on to terminology :blink: what is the proper term for the front porch detail-portico, porch, entry??
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By me you would be required to place 10-12" sonotubes for the posts 36" deep.
If it is attached to the house
it should have a footing
of some sort, that goes
below frost line.
verdict fm P&Z is a monolithic slab. That's 24" deep and 12" wide w/ 2 pieces of rebar for our region.
If it is roof over a masonry stoop I would call it a portico
An all wood detail or one that covers most of the front of the house I would call a porch.
But that's just me and will vary from one part of the country to another.

So what did you find you had there?
when adding a portico to an old construction house, is a typical weight bearing foundation necessary for the posts? The question pertains to a 5x11 portico.

now on to terminology :blink: what is the proper term for the front porch detail-portico, porch, entry??
entry - any means to ENTER a house

porch - all wood construction, a deck with a roof over it, open sides (except for railings maybe)

portico - usually ground level or close to, masonry stoop, roof supported by two or more columns
Okay, for me, a portico is just a columned
covering for an entry door.
A porch has to have room for a chair. :thumbsup:


ADD:
http://images.google.com/images?q=p...sult_group&ct=title&resnum=12&ved=0CEYQsAQwCw


What would this be considered?
Okay, for me, a portico is just a columned
covering for an entry door.
A porch has to have room for a chair. :thumbsup:
Pergola or Arbor in this neck of the wood.:thumbsup:


What would this be considered?
It shows up as a portico in google images. :blink:
Pergola or Arbor in this neck of the wood.:thumbsup:
Don't believe everything you read
on the interweb! :laughing:
It shows up as a portico in google images. :blink:
For other uses, see Portico (disambiguation).

Under the portico of the Pantheon



Temple diagram with location of the pronaos highlighted


A portico (from Italian) is a porch leading to the entrance of a building, or extended as a colonnade, with a roof structure over a walkway, supported by columns or enclosed by walls. This idea first appeared in Ancient Greece and has influenced many cultures, including most Western cultures.
Some noteworthy examples of porticos are the East Portico of the United States Capitol, the portico adorning the Pantheon in Rome and the portico of University College London.
Bologna, Italy, is very famous for its porticos. In total, there are over 45 kilometres of arcades, some 38 in the city center. The longest portico in the world, about 3.5 km, extends from the edge of the city to Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca. In Turin, Italy, porticos stretch for 18 kilometres.
Palladio was a pioneer of using temple-fronts for secular buildings. In the UK, the temple-front applied to The Vyne, Hampshire was the first portico applied to an English country house.
A pronaos is the inner area of the portico of a Greek or Roman temple, situated between the portico's colonnade or walls and the entrance to the cella, or shrine. Roman temples commonly had an open pronaos, usually with only columns and no walls, and the pronaos could be as long as the cella. The word pronaos is Greek for "before a temple". In Latin, a pronaos is also referred to as an anticum or prodomus.
It shows up as a portico in google images. :blink:
Oh man, I didn't come on here to learn.....
Sorry, just got a kick out of the "a portico is a porch" part.:laughing:
Oh man, I didn't come on here to learn.....
The Greeks did a lot of stuff
that I don't subscribe to....:shifty:
Care to give a synopsis on the matter?:blink:
The Greeks did a lot of stuff
that I don't subscribe to....:shifty:
Oh boy, talk about a loaded question....
Care to give a synopsis on the matter?:blink:
Synopsis:
Men
Boys
Sheep....
:eek::blink:
Care to give a synopsis on the matter?:blink:
Sheep?... Naahaahaahaa, really?
Synopsis:
Men
Boys
Sheep....
:eek::blink:
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