Hi I have a problem that maybe someone has encountered. I really would like to put in a regular deadbolt lock in my basement door but my contractor says it may not be possible and we should use a surface mount lock instead. To help you out in your advice to me our house is 48 years old and the basement walls are not built to todays standard so they are not real thick where the door frame is. So my contractor says that there will be no place on the concrete for special concrete screws to fasten since the door frame is so close to the edge of the concrete wall.
My thought is perhaps steel or some other material could be placed there and then the latch could be placed on the steel and the latch for the lock could go through that.
Anyone else have any other ideas? Perhaps you had the same problem and know exactly what to do. Thanks for your help!