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Question DetailsAsked on 4/29/2012

Who do i contact to determine if the front overhang is dropping over time?

Gutters are overflowing on both sides of the overhang when they never used to. It appears the gutters are installed correctly. I have 3 columns holding the overhang up with a concrete "slab" that is connected to the front of the house ( don't know how it is connected though ).

How much should the concrete slant from where it meets the house to the end of the "slab"? It is only about 3 feet wide.

Thanks for any help!

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A general contractor can measure everything for you and tell you where the problem lies. Regardless of the slope on the concrete the ceiling of the overhang should be level unless it slopes with the roof. Also, it could be sinking on the ends or heaving in the middle, causing the problem. Are there any signs the roof is pulling away from the house? I'm sure you've already checked but are the downspouts and troughs clear? 1/8 - 1/4" per foot is a sufficient slope for the concrete. For three feet I would have probably poured it with about a 1" overall drop.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services

Answered 8 years ago by Todd's Home Services


If your concrete slab droped so severly that the gutters on the overhang overflowed on both ends, I can not imagion that you wouldn't have a cracked slab and obvous structural damage to the overhang. Over time there can be a gradual settling of concrete and erosion can happen under the slab causing it to drop.. My guess would be you have a clogged downspout. Also suggest you use a level if you are able to safely climb a ladder, to check the gutter pitch. For advise on purchasing a replacement gutter system check my blogs. If you wish to raise current slab I suggest a concrete leveling company. they pump a slury under existing slab thru holes they drill an repair. As always use due diligence,, check contractor at BBB , check refences, no deposits,


Answered 8 years ago by jccasper

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