Waterproofing a Basement Walkout Entrance Door in Herriman, Utah
Hello, everyone. Caleb with Dansie Design Build here. Today we’re in Herriman, Utah, at this basement walkout entry that we’re doing. I wanted to talk to you about how to waterproof new doors or windows when you remodel a home, which is vital to keep water out. So we’ll look at an example we’re doing today on a basement walkout entry in Herriman and show you how we’re ensuring it will be waterproofed correctly and that it doesn’t rot later down the road.
Why Do You Want to Waterproof Your Doors and Windows?
The windows and doors are the most vulnerable places for water to enter the home, which will start rotting the framing or creating mold. Waterproofing is vital before the exterior facade is installed. The flashing and waterproofing are critical, whether it’s stucco, siding, or whatever you decide to do on your remodeling project.
Using Vycor to Waterproof Exterior Doors and Windows
We are using a Vycor product. Essentially, this is a self-adhered waterproofing membrane with a flexible plastic layer on top and a tar layer on the back; it has a paper backing so you can install it. So basically, what we do, and we’re doing this, is we start at the bottom and start with our bottom flashing first. And then we layer on the flashing as it goes up the wall.
Door and Window Waterproofing Installation Process
On this basement walkout entry, we have a storage room on one side, and the entry into the basement is on the other. So we start at the bottom and work our way up. So we put on this flashing first, then do the vertical ones. Doing that will ensure that when the water comes down the wall, it sheds off instead of shedding into the wood.
How Waterproofing Should Look After Installation
If you’re watching the video, I have one all done. The brick molding will cover the sides of the jam, which is how it will look once we get it nailed. So we had to install a jam extension because the wall was so thick, and the brick molding is on the outside. So this is how the waterproofing should look to ensure that any water stays out and keeps it dry.