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dwoloz 08-02-2010 11:12 PM

Cutting portion of foundation for a doorway - right tool?
 
Hi all

The previous owners of my home installed an addition with new foundation. They left a 6.5 ft "crawl space" and made it's entry door above the foundation as shown here:

http://bikemandan.com/stuff/DSC_0520%20%28Custom%29.JPG

I'd like to create a normal doorway with an at grade threshold.

To cut a portion of the foundation out, what tool would be best to use? Any tips regarding the process would be much appreciated

Thank you,
Dan
Oakland, CA

acerunner 08-03-2010 01:01 AM

Your gonna need a concrete saw. Usually gas powered with diamond blade. Use one that's large enuf to cut the depth that u need.

Here's an example of what u need. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVnDKIxpSMM

But before u cut, it is important to be sure it is structurally safe to remove it.


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