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Old 02-21-2018, 12:46 PM   #1
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A client asked me to take a look at this and see what I could come up with to fix it. When they described the problem over the phone, I was hoping I could just put a piece of Azek over it, but looking at it in person that would only cover up the underlying moisture problem.

House is about 10 years old, the entrance is covered by doesn't get any sun.

Is it an issue to really be concerned with? Or just pop something on? If it needs repair, I'll tell them to call a mason.

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Old 02-21-2018, 05:55 PM   #2
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From what little I can see in the picture I am assuming that it is not a limestone sill because I donít see brickwork in the picture so Somebody probably put a concrete patch over the original concrete to dress it up a little bit since it was probably not pretty from the original pour.

I have fixed quite a few just like that and what I do is chip the concrete far enough back and put a new limestone sill in. If they are getting a new front door I coordinate it with the door installers so I can cut the concrete while the door is out if possible, if I canít cut it at least with the door threshold out of the way it makes chipping a lot easier and I will set the sill and they put the door on top of it. Otherwise I need to chip out the concrete underneath the threshold and muscle a new sill under it


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Unless the picture is tricking me,it looks like a very tall step (8"+) if that is the case,I'd opt to place a landing there and get it dialed in to something safer ?
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Based upon my too-extensive experience with storm doors, I'd put that step a lot closer to 4" than 8.

So no votes for mesh and parging?
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Unless the picture is tricking me,it looks like a very tall step (8"+) if that is the case,I'd opt to place a landing there and get it dialed in to something safer ?
It's just under 4"

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The house is on a slab, so it's just part of that, no limestone. Their concern with repairing the concrete is that it will just happen again.

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She told me if its under 4", she will call somebody else...

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