How to Cut A Foundation for a Basement Walkout Entry Door
Hello, Caleb with Dansie Design Build here in Riverton, Utah. Today, I want to show you how we cut this basement walkout entry door behind me. This is the day you’ll learn how to cut a foundation and remove the concrete so we can install the door.
Preparations Before You Cut the Concrete
Before we started cutting the foundation wall for the door, we marked where we would make the cuts. We have brackets to hold the track and the Hilti DST 20-CA saw for cutting concrete foundation, which is the biggest one from the brand. We’ll use a 33-inch long blade to cut the foundation easily. It’s hooked up to the water line, so it’s a wet cut.
We also have the remote control connected via Bluetooth to the saw to control it as it moves left and right and into and out of the wall while cutting. So let’s start cutting a concrete wall.
1. Cut the Wall Top and Bottom
Cut the foundation wall at the bottom and then on top.
2. Level the Brackets for Vertical Cutting
We got both of the brackets leveled up and ready to go for the vertical cut. So we’ll cut that after we cut the top piece.
Ensure You Have a Heavy-Duty Generator
Since the saw takes 480 volts, you need a heavy-duty diesel generator to run the saw that cuts the walkout doors. Just a regular 220-volt generator from your house won’t work.