Exterior Door Waterproofing problem

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  1. kellyalan

    kellyalan

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    Recently have begun replacing an exterior door. The old door threshold was very rotten but also was set into the concrete slab outside the door. With the new door I have tried to raise it up so that the threshold would be level with the concrete, but this causes the problem that I now have a gap in the concrete right in front of the door. I am looking at ways to stop water from pooling into this gap and then going into the house.

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    Fill the gap up with fresh concrete (the patching type that you can buy ready mixed as powder is fine) and give it a slight slope so that it casts the water away from the step.
    John :)
     
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    as above but id also be inclined to either treat or paint the threshold to protect it prior to covering it up.
     
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