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Cover the entry with a roof, awning, etc. Wait until the door is dry and seal it with many layers of Tung oil, shellac, Varathane, or even a high quality paint (epoxy? or oil based paint) If the door opens inward, add an exterior water resistant door like a conventional screen door but which has windows in areas where the water strikes.


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You might consider replacing the wooden door with a fiberglass one. Metal would avoid the swelling issue, but likely suffer from rust/oxidation due to the wet environment.


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I would install an awning or porch roof extension out 3 feet from the building wall line to protect the door. They even make fabric type awnings that can roll up against the wall during nice weather times.


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I am going to guess that you have a wood door causing the problem. If you have checked the original installation and frame alignment and feel that cannot be changed, then the only real solution is to plane it down so it closes properly when damp or humid. You can install extra or new weatherstripping to assure it has a good airtight seal,especially in dryer ...


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I think the key thing is to use a quality house wrap made for the concrete/fiber lap siding. Concrete fiber siding will transfer moisture much more readily then wood, vinyl, etc. Products like DuPont DrainWrap (essentially their standard house wrap thats corrugated) will allow for air movement and water drainage. There are a lot of other products that employ ...


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Assuming that this is a new 4 inches of floor on a ground level structure... No this is definitely not ok. Greenboard is mold resistant. It is, however, still just gypsum with paper over it. Neither is using pressure treated wood as a barrier. Why? Concrete wicks water. Any water near the area will be distributed to be brought into direct contact with ...



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