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Cutting a concrete crawl space wall to install an exterior door

Cutting a concrete crawl space wall to install an exterior door


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Old 12-02-14, 09:41 PM
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Cutting a concrete crawl space wall to install an exterior door

Help!
I'm wanting to add an exterior door to my crawl space, But were I want to install it their is a limited amount of space, so I would have to cut the concrete wall about 3" from a corner.
I'm not sure if it's a good idea to cut it so close to the corner.
I've attached a few pics and a Video to help show you what I'm thinking of doing.
The house is built on a small hill about a 10' drop. The exterior door landing will be at ground level.
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http://youtu.be/elf9gJzkeko
 
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Old 12-03-14, 05:21 AM
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Because you have a concrete garage floor above, I think you should hire a structural engineer for advice.
 
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Old 12-03-14, 07:42 AM
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Your the second person that has suggested that.
It may make more senses to just relocate on the other side of the house which isn't a weight bearing wall, rather then messing with the foundation integrity.
Thank's
 
 

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