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Old 03-08-2015, 10:36 PM   #1
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basement door to back yard


I have a 135 year old house & would like to put a door from the basement to the back yard.
Concrete block walls.
Is it knock out blocks to be able to install support post to hold floor joists & or back sill plate.
Remove blocks for door size.
Install proper door jams.
Install door.

Prior to that, dig outside to proper depth.
Create support foundation for outside opening & steps.
Tie into weeping tile for a drain.

I have listed the basic steps.
Is there other steps or ideas that anyone else has???

Thank you for any help.

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Don't know where you live but have you considered something like this?

http://www.bilco.com/Foundations/Sto...Basement-Doors
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a piece of Lintel is probably needed?

just add some joist support inside the basement before knocking block out. is the door height same as the block height now?
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I would put a roof over it and grade the area for draining away from the house. The drain you're planning may not handle one worst storm and flood the basement. Also light overhead.
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Thanks for the advice!!!
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