On 6/22/2012 12:53 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I called the co. that I bought my new door from. They also installed
it. He said a caulk was applied underneath it and there is no chance of
the sill warping. I told him I did not like the look of a gap
underneath it, and the fact that water will get underneath it when I
hose off my deck.
He was super nice, and will be out on Monday to put some concrete, or
some type of product underneath it to seal it.
Thanks everyone for your help.
Sounds like they will figure it out and make it right.
When you first posted about this, I thought the main concern was about
whether there was enough support under the threshold and whether it might
bend down with people standing on the threshold. Now it seems like that may
have been part of the concern and the other part has to do with a gap that
is next to the threshold.
I think that the fact that the contractor/owner said that he will "...put
some concrete, or some type of product underneath it to seal it" is a good
sign. By that I mean that he will look at it first and decide what it needs
to correct the problem rather than telling you (without seeing it) that he
will put in concrete. Depending on what is there and exactly what needs to
be done, either something rigid like concrete will work or some flexible
filler material will work.
I agree, it does seem strange. I didn't put that door in -- a contractor
did that one. And, they did some goofy things with this door (the trim was
on backwards), and with some interior door slabs that the did (they cut the
hollow door slabs to size, but didn't replace the filler piece so the doors
were open/hollow where they made the cuts on the top or bottom).
So, maybe when they did the basement entry door, they intentionally or
inadvertently took off the threshold from the frame during the installation
and then just slid it into place when done.
Of course, I stopped using those contractors and I ended up resolving the
other interior door problems on my own.
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