This porch is built over the basement and the home owner was getting leaking into the basement from the porch deck. The home owner also wanted to get rid of the curved handrail and square off the porch. The existing handrail was exposed to the elements because it extended out beyond the roof cover. The other goal was to use maintenance free products to minimize maintenance on the porch deck and handrail. Composite tongue and groove decking was used to maintain the architecture of this older home, and a turned spindle vinyl handrail was added. A vinyl handrail was also added to the front concrete steps leading up to the front porch for safety. To prevent leaking into the basement, a membrane was installed under the tongue and groove decking to keep water from penetrating into the basement.