ICF exterior door problem
So we poured our Nudura ICF walls and all was well u til we went to put the exterior doors in. The contractor forgot to account for the door buck thickness. So our doors fit, but barely. Ok, no big deal, we can tapcon them in, use the one 2×12 material that can still fit for the lock set side, it’ll work. Well, further inspection also shows very little room for a threshold. There is approx. 1” of room between the bottom of the door and the concrete/foam of the ICF. I plan to post pics when I get home.
What makes this even more frustrating is the builder is a longtime friend and I can’t get him to come and fix it, partly because I don’t think he truly knows what to do. So I’m having to try and figure out how to remedy it myself so we can move in. We can get the doors in the opening, but the threshold and the doors seems to be a problem.
What I’m afraid needs to happen is a concrete saw needs to be used to cut the opening wider, but I’m hoping there is another way. Can I remove the foam on each side of the concrete on the threshold and pour concrete in to create a threshold? Will a 1” cap hold up to traffic?
Your help with this little mess is appreciated.
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