I'm looking for suggestions on how to build a roof for a front porch and marry it into the home.
Here's what I am doing; This home is on a slope that is mostly rock and when it rains, water flows underneath the home. I want to divert the water flow and build a front/skirt to the home at the same time.
What I decided to do was build a "retaining wall" using railroad ties. I'll drill into the rock and use re-rod to hold the railroad ties in place. I'll put a drain tile in front of the railroad ties to divert the water around the home.
I'll build end caps on the railroad ties to create a garden bed and fill it in with topsoil, then landscape with cactus.
Of course, once I do this, I'll have to pull out the makeshift steps we have been using to get in the front door, which creates the need for a new porch and in turn, calls for the roof (long story eh?).
My thought was to build your typical peaked roof with the peak centered over the middle of the front door. The distance from the right roof edge to the center of the door is 4' 4". I'm attaching a couple of pictures to help visualize this project.
My quandry is; how do I marry the roof to the home so that I don't get water flowing between the two?
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