What to do about stairs and doors during basement energy retrofit?
I’ll be air sealing my basement this winter. House is built in 2004, so I’m hoping there’s a vapor break in the slab. So far tests show no excess moisture coming up from below. However, the basement is rather humid probably due more to the walls and horrible diaper insulation. XPS with two layers of 1/2 in. ply will go on the slab. My concern is, how to deal with the stairs and french doors leading outside? With the floor being raised at least two inches won’t that mean raising the headers in the door? Likewise with the stairs, won’t that create a tripping hazard on the first step? How have others dealt with this? Thanks so much.
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