Photo Album: Filling a basement entrance in Spring City, PA
This was a different kind of request from this Spring City homeowner. Their basement is prone to getting water in the basement, and they were tired of it. They reached out to Steelway to see if we could reverse what we usually do, and full in their basement entry instead of creating one. Of course we can! We sent out our best concrete crew for the job. They removed the old vertical door and demo'ed all the concrete at the landing and along the wall. Once all of that was removed, they used cinder blocks to board up the previous door opening, then they used a special water-proof coating to help prevent any future water damage. After allowing that to dry over a few days, the crew went back out to back fill in the hole. Once the grass grows in, no one will ever know there was a basement entrance there!
Starting to demo the concrete in preparation of filling the entryway.
Jose hard at work to demo the concrete
Removing the wall
Removing the block wall that lead down the basement steps.
Exposing the wall
Long process to remove all of the block and concrete.
Blocking up the door opening
Using cinder blocks to block up the old opening where the vertical door used to be.
No more door!
Just need some drywall to hide the block wall.
Coating the entryway
Putting a special waterproofing coating before backfilling will help prevent future water damage.
After the grass grows in, no one will ever know there was an old basement entryway here!