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Porch now slightly below grade

Dan Kane
21 days ago

We're in the process of lowering our screened in porch a foot as part of a renovation, which is creating an issue where it's not level with the patio when you walk out the door from the porch. We understand we have two options - 1) add a step inside the porch or 2) dig out some portion of the patio to match the new floor depth. Adding the step is the more economical less intensive option, but I worry about water coming in and whether it will be annoying to have the porch feel below deck. Has anyone encountered this issue? Any tips?

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