Forum Title: Installing a new service door in garage.
Doing this for some friends of ours. Sounds easy right? Except there is no door there now. So, this involves removing some drywall, re-framing an opening and installing a header, cutting the steel siding, and setting the door. The only issue is the bottom sill. The garage floor slab is about 3 lower than the poured concrete foundation around it. My first thought was that I should cut the foundation down to the level of the of the slab so the threshold would be at the normal height. Our friend said Why not just put the door on top of the foundation. I figured it would be too much of a tripping hazard, but I tend to over do things sometimes. Is this one of those times? Should I be cutting it down, or just put the door on top of the foundation and call it good?
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: DEBRA ADAMS (Ventura, CA), 01/21/2019

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- SANDRA MOORE (Fishers, IN), 02/26/2019

It's about 8 or so down to the ground. However, they are having a sidewalk/landing installed where the door will go.

- JOANN MAY (Meriden, CT), 02/11/2019

I still wouldn't go to all the work. I'd probably put a yellow caution stripe there and call it done. If the landing will be almost even with the threshold anyway. I dunno if there is a code thing or not. Sure, best practice might be to bring it down so there was less than an inch from the garage floor...but heck, I step up 4 inches to go in my front or back doors.

- BONNIE SANDERS (Hempstead, NY), 02/03/2019

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