It’s hard to believe that summer will soon be coming to an end.  As sad as that may seem, many of us are looking forward to cooler nights where we can spend the evenings relaxing on the front porch, enjoying the breeze and scenery. 

Perhaps, however, you have an older home, as many of us do in the Northeast, and you’re starting to notice foundation issues.  Your front porch may no longer be an option as it becomes a safety hazard.  Sinking porches are, unfortunately, common if the construction is older, if high groundwater has been an issue, or if heavy rains have affected the area.  If your home is starting to crumble, a temporary shoring solution may be the perfect option.

Old homes, particularly ones built before 1930, often had front porches that were built only using stone supports or simple wood posts.  Over time, eroding soil and Mother Nature can cause the supports to shift, therefore causing your porch to bear more of the weight of the roof and home than it can handle.

Temporary shoring services provided by LaPointe Construction Board Up Service:

  1. Give you time to evaluate contractors’ estimates and solutions.
  2. Support your home so you can safely inhabit the dwelling.
  3. Release strain on other areas of your home so further damage doesn’t occur.

Another big plus to working with us at LaPointe is that you get the added bonus of working with a company who can also be your contractor for construction repairs.  Our temporary shoring experts and professional contractors understand the support your home needs and the way to fix sinking structures.  With LaPointe, you get an all-in-one solution.  We can temporarily shore your porch and supporting structure, and then, make the necessary repairs.  All the while, you and your family will have a safe place to live.

Temporary shoring your front porch allows the roof and foundation to be repaired without the fear of the structure becoming a risk.  Shoring will brace your roof and walls so that foundation repairs can be made.   An evaluation by one of our general contractors can guide you in the right direction regarding repairs and can complete the work.  Once the temporary braces and supports for the structure are removed, we can finish the construction so that you can, once again, enjoy the view from your porch. 

Crumbling foundations, especially those like supporting your porch may go unnoticed until it is too late.  If you notice a sloping floor, cracks in the woodwork or walls, or leaks give us a call.  We’ll send our Temporary Shoring team to your home to evaluate the situation and work with you to determine a plan of action.

Call us at 978-447-5991 with questions or to schedule an appointment.  You can also visit our Facebook page to learn more about our Temporary Shoring Services and solutions at