Cement Board Well – How To Build Using DURASKIRT™
Initially you will need to know the materials and tools before beginning.
Materials Needed for Cement Board Well
- 4 or 5 DURASKIRT™ cement boards
- 1 tube exterior grey caulking
- 1 bag DURASKIRT™ cement powder (color matched)
- DURASKIRT™ access well frame
- Diamond saw blade and saw
- Caulk gun
- Tape measure
- Straight edge
Cement Board Well Installation
Begin the cement board well by placing a panel on each side of the desired underfloor opening using the Access Well Frame between them to determine the opening width (approx. 34 ½”). Next, lay down two DURASKIRT™ panels with their backs together, white mark to white mark. Now lay out and mark with pencil the desired height and width (may vary 24 1/8”) leaving ¾” short for well front and giving the top a 2” slope. Finally, cut the two sides of the well making sure to leave the fabric at the bottom edge.
Following the above procedure, carry the pieces to the opening and place them on each side of the well frame. Using the frame, you can set and level both pieces with white marks inward, fabric outward and using the frame to hold them in place. Make sure to leave a gap between
the top of the well frame and the bottom of the siding. Now measure the outside width (35 ½”) for the front well panel so it spans over the side panels for support.
Sides & Lid
The next step for building the cement board well is to cut the lid placing the white mark down. The lid will be 37” x 25 ½” (Cut the fabric edge off). Also, it’s important to choose a panel that is free from chips. Moreover, install it under the front edge of the Access Well Frame where you left a gap. When finished the lid should fit firmly underneath the belly band or precast concrete siding.
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