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bhekking 07-08-2014 08:40 PM

Sealing a disused, leaky bulkhead
 
Hi -

I live in MA and am attempting to make my unfinished basement usable. My home is a Cape built about 1950, and the previous owner put a deck over the original basement entrance. However, the basement is below grade and when it rains, water drips into the basement where the previous bulkhead door used to be (the new bulkhead and entrance are just fine). As far as I can tell, the old entrance is covered with some combination of wood and plastic sheets. I'll have to rip up some of the deck to get a good look at it.

My question is, how do I cover and/or seal this leaky old basement entrance? I'm thinking I may have to buy a bulkhead door that I'll never use just to seal up this hole.

Thanks!

landfillwizard 07-09-2014 09:59 AM

If you are not going to use the entrance any more have the old door sealed up with concrete block.

rjniles 07-09-2014 12:15 PM

Finished basement space will require and egress other than the stairs leading up to the house. This usually will mean an egress window.

gregzoll 07-09-2014 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjniles (Post 1373857)
Finished basement space will require and egress other than the stairs leading up to the house. This usually will mean an egress window.

Re-read the OP post. They state that there is already a "New" Cellar door in place. They are trying to fix the problems from the hack job, that the previous owner did with the old Cellar door opening.


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