Originally Posted by inspectorD
Those guys have trouble with stairs.........
sal, I gotta say bout that.....
Any who... To cut a foundation, 10 inch concrete, remove the piece, excavate the soil, prep the area for drainage and install a new door in my area?? 12K easy. And your price tags are not much different in Maryland, depending on the crook contractor. (in both areas)
Call a few folks out and get some real ##s. There are way to many variables is what Bud was trying to get at to answer here. Shots in the dark.
Can you get a machine back there, is there a deck in the way, is the electrical service there, where is the septic and water lines.........you are starting to get the idea. Call a local, reputable guy...or three.
Good luck, let us know what you find.
They have problem with stairs? I am not sure, but I am sure they have problem reasoning. Both of them seem to have the following thoughts:
1) Dig a hole in the wall of the basement, and call it a door
, regardless any walk-up stairs, or
2) A walk-up stairs already exists to a solid wall with no doors, and so only a hole needs to be opened up in the wall.
Either of these two assumptions is insane for a home improvement professional.
Hmm, when I was a kid, I read a legend, in which a doctor treats hunchback by straightening the back. A patient's hunchback was straightened, but the patient died. The doctor said, "I only treats hunchback."
And inspectorD, you do have a much better picture of the whole thing and asked sane questions.
Yes, there is a deck and the deck needs to be removed before the soil can be removed to make room for the stairs. Sounds like a lot of work.