Are these guys doing a professional job

I was pretty sick for about 3 years from having a transplant. I let things go. The biggest thing was the front door. Weathering caused the form for the step to rot and the step broke in half.
Anyway. I am having it repaired. I have taken some pictures. Notice any blaring mistakes the repair guys have made?
78 pictures and 45 meg. It takes some time to load. The front screen seems blank, but you can do a slide show and the images load one at a time.
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BTW the threshold looks backwards. Shouldn't the door have a stop when it closes?
There are pictures of the doors on down in the set. The first pictures are of the basement under the step.
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On Mon, 15 Aug 2011 17:00:43 -0400, "Don Phillipson"

He said it was ok. He would add a weather strip. After asking the question I took a look at the old threshold and it didn't have a back stop either. When he brought the new threshold out to look at. I just pictured it in my mind that the door should close against it.
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No. Normally - all that I've seen and done - the widest flat part of the threshold is under the door. Exterior door thresholds might have a seal or the door bottom might have a weatherstrip tacked on.
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There are many types of thresholds. Many use a vinyl bulb to seal the door to the threshold - some are applied to the door, and some are built into the threshold. If you have a storm door, and there's cover over the door, there's probably little to worry about.
I'm not sure why your guys decided to leave the existing rim joist. It's dead. It's more work to replace it, but it would be the right thing to do. Sistering wood creates areas where water can get in between the laminations and can't dry out. Not so much an issue with joists, but with an already compromised rim joist it is. Make sure the guys do a stellar job in flashing and sealing at the exterior so no water will get in there.
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In wrote:

Sorry; it's not acceptable for me to dig thru 78 images & the load times to pick out the few relevant images needed. Boil this down to a few important images and post those; discard the ones that are not relevant to the issue.
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Metspitzer wrote:

Only if you want something to trip on.
An in swinging door needs to close over a part of the threshold that is higher then the rest so water won't run into your house. Your threshold is proper but if it gets wet I won't make book on how long it takes for the bottoms of the jambs to rot.
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There are lots of gaps underneath where air and water can get in. He says they are going to seal them.
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opps link to pictures of the gaps
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