Problem: The existing front porch/patio was settling and cracking.
Solution: We proceeding with the demolition and renovation. As we removed the flagstone in the settled area we found major structural issues. The connection between the wood structure of the house and the patio had no water barrier or flashing. It also lacked a proper concrete slab pour and it did not have proper footings. We used a carpenter subcontractor to build temporary supports for the shed roof over the house and proceeded to rebuild from the ground up correctly.