Basement door threshold minimum elevation


I have a basement that is only about an inch or less above the rear patio leading to it. The patio is below grade and its only water escape is a storm sewage drain in the center.

How can I reasonably waterproof my basement? I would like to avoid a step-sized threshold because it would involve stepping over when entering the basement and be an obstacle. If I just put an Azek board 3/4" thick under the door when installing it, will it effectively protect from water getting in? I understand the higher the threshold, the more water is needed in the patio 'pool' for it to flood inside, which becomes a hazard if the drain outside gets clogged. Essentially, any threshold height will start letting water in given enough flooding outside so nothing is 100% safe but I'm wondering if there is a conventional clearance or code requirement for how high above ground outside a (basement) threshold should...

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From a significant positive correlation between linear extensibility (LE) and the smectite content in the soil control section (SCS) of 8 soils (2 red soils, Alfisols, and 6 black soils, Vertisols, and their intergrades), the present study indicates an excellent compatibility between the marked shrink-well characteristics and the smectitic mineralogy. The initiation of vertic properties at LE of 6 in shrink-swell soils corresponded to a minimum threshold value of 20% smectite. In order to highlight the inherent relationship between vertic properties and the swelling minerals, the mineralogy class for shrink-swell soils in US Soil Taxonomy should be only smectitic. Statistical Data Included Smectite (Research)
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Soil mineralogy (Research) Shirsath, S. K.
Bhattacharyya, T.
Pal, D. K. : Australian Journal of Soil Research : CSIRO Publishing : Academic :...
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Not every project I build comes out perfectly. As a matter of fact, I can’t recall too many that didn’t have at least one minor mistake. Of course, I mean something that no one else would notice, though some of you might. Without a doubt, I’ve never built a perfect pivot bookcase, but I’m getting a lot closer!

Even the bookcase in this article isn’t perfect. Each time I build one, I learn something new. After all, hidden bookcase doors are a lot more complicated than an ordinary door—there are a lot of variables, both in design and construction, especially on openings that have to swing out.

In this article, I’ll point out a few of the mistakes I made so hopefully you won’t make them—and maybe I won’t make them again. If you notice any others, please let me know. Hidden door bookcases aren’t easy to design or build, but they’re intriguing. Maybe one day we’ll all be able to build one that’s perfect in every way.

Hinges and Wheels

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