06:43AM | 02/26/02
Member Since: 02/25/02
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The house my son bought 2 yrs ago was buuilt by a 65 yr old man and young son. There are alot of cosmetic problems, but the price was right and we can do alot of the work ourselves. Problem is: The stairs & walkway in the basement are on the outside of the house, it was done as if in the inside of the house. A deck is over the top of the stair way, but everytime it rains, it rains in the walkway and goes in the basement. the basement is only for shelter (no wiring or pipes are in it). How to fix this right and inexpensive? I did build a door to the stairway, but the rain goes down between the boards of the deck. So, actually some of the deck is over a 5x12 'open' area. So, take the deck off and put some kind of roof over?

[This message has been edited by bikenannie (edited February 27, 2002).]


09:37AM | 02/26/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
In all the old movies - and at my Grannie's storm cellar - the basement stairs were covered by hinged doors that can be opened to allow you to go down (or up). Possible for you?


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