Framing Basement Entry Bulkhead

Old 09-09-19, 05:38 AM
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Framing Basement Entry Bulkhead

I live in a house that was built in the 40's. One side of the basement entry stairwell is the well-house. The two walls of the stairwell are approx 3-inches different in height at the house. Approx 6 feet out, the walls step down 10 inches and finally meet the sidewalk almost 12 feet from the house. Rather than excavate and build a new stairwell, I want to frame this in and install a set of diy "Bilco" doors. In western PA, I want to eliminate snow, leaves, etc. from accumulating in the stairwell.

My question is regarding what materials to use. A simple treated lumber frame and corrugated metal siding? some type of moisture resistant sheet good? Aesthetics is important, but secondary to function.

Any recommendations would be much appreciated!

Old 09-09-19, 10:44 AM
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think we need a picture to understand the install!

Had a Bilco door several houses ago, loved it!

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