I started doing a host of different DIY projects after moving into a house in the rural country where I didn’t have to worry about homeowners associations and their deed restrictions. If I want to work on a vehicle and leave it in my driveway, I have that right where I’m living right now. Back in my old neighborhood, I would have been hit with huge fees for something like that. Once my grass got too high because my landscaping company kept making excuses and putting me off for weeks at a time. After getting the first hate message in my mailbox, I had to find a new landscaping company or purchase a lawn mower and start doing it myself. This was an expensive problem to deal with, in part because we were slammed with fees in the process that we were required to pay. Now I’m much happier living in a place where these stupid rules and restrictions over my living situation are a thing of the past. I can put up a tool shed, hang clothing from a clothes line, or create a DIY back or front porch out of concrete. That’s the job I’m busy with this weekend, although I opted to replace the front porch first as it showed the most signs of early corrosion and degradation. While corrosion in the future is still a possibility, I was told that using standard black bar rebar would be sufficient. Ideally the water won’t penetrate the concrete fair enough to pose risks to the cheap rebar tie wire underneath. However, a coil of standard black bar rebar tie wire is much cheaper than galvanized rebar tie wire for instance. You really do pay more for corrosion-resistant rebar, but I can see why when you’re trying to build the most sound and secure structure possible.