I just took apart a very badly made porch attached to an old brick house (built circa 1890). I do not want to go into the details but the old porch was so badly built (cement blocks as footings, ledger bolts loose, mishmash material w zero detail...bad bad. etc.) that it pulled apart some of the old brick which I then had to re-point!
I now have a solid wall and I would like good advice on a sure way to attach to this old house. The brick wall is soft brick built with lime-putty then 1-inch space, black tar-paper then 12-inch boards nailed on top of 2x6 frame.
My plan is:
- To rest the roof of the structure onto a beam supported by two 6x6 posts on the house side
- First doing proper footings below frost line (around here is 3.5feet) then build a deck.
- Then build a porch roof with 6x6 four-post structure with lean to metal roof or just a pergola for more light.
Trying to cover lateral forces blowing from the west/east so what is the best & strongest way to attach the 6x6 posts against the brick house this old?
Is there a better way?