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pookiejones
Door Threshold problems

My wife and I just recently bought a house. The front door threshold "rolls" as you walk over it because there is a gap of about 1/4 to 1/2 inch between the threshold and the concrete (on the outside of the home) and probably goes approximately 1/2 to 1inch under the threshold. This is an aluminum threshold. What can I use to fill this gap?

I was told that concrete should have been added during door installation to fill this gap. Is there something else I can use to fill this gap? such as rubber, foam etc... I was hoping for a quick fix because I do not want to remove the double doors for a 1/2 inch gap. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Door Threshold problems

A bag of Sackrete mortar mix should take care of the problem. You want something solid.
Jack

pookiejones
Re: Door Threshold problems
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

A bag of Sackrete mortar mix should take care of the problem. You want something solid.
Jack

Which type of mortar mix should I use? The Fast Patch or something similar which sets quickly? Obviously I want it to set fast since we need to use the front door and there is really nothing to frame since it is under the threshold. Thank you for any help!

canuk
Re: Door Threshold problems

Spray foam will work to fill the void and help stabilize the threshold ... plus it will provide the air seal that may be missing.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Door Threshold problems

I don't believe spray foam will hold up to the constant traffic on the threshold.
Just about any mortar mix will work, just don't mix it very wet and it will set up in a short time.
Jack

pookiejones
Re: Door Threshold problems

Thanks everyone for your help!

havanagranite
Re: Door Threshold problems
canuk wrote:

Spray foam will work to fill the void and help stabilize the threshold ... plus it will provide the air seal that may be missing.

Hey I thought with all you canadians it was duct tape like the red green show,

canuk
Re: Door Threshold problems
havanagranite wrote:

Hey I thought with all you canadians it was duct tape like the red green show,

Naw ... in the new millenium it's spray foam .:p :D

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