How to Close in Garage Door

Old 05-07-23, 02:24 PM
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How to Close in Garage Door

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Our house was built in 1950 and has a single garage door in the basement. We would like to close it in with concrete block and fill with dirt. Once the boards are removed from the perimeter how is the new block attached to the old? Other than mortar, of course. Just want to make sure it will not buckle under the pressure of the dirt.

Old 05-08-23, 05:57 AM
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Rebar would be installed between the new and old material.

Giving up easy access to the basement is a big loss, sure that is what you want to do? Certainly could modifiy the opening to have a door as another option.

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