This bulkhead was a steel door mounted on concrete which was at or below grade. In order to raise the grade, form boards were built and concrete poured to raise the foundation by approximately 6 inches. The concrete for this job was mixed by hand. Because all of our doors are custom built, we can adjust the height of the door accounting for the increase in the foundation. When form boards were removed, foundation plates and the new bulkhead were installed. The door and foundation plates come standard with red-oxide primer. We recommend painting with a high quality, oil based paint.