Repairing Sidewalk Cellar Doors

We get many calls for broken or worn out hinges on sidewalk cellar doors and people always ask to come out and repair them.This is a waste of time and money and usually makes the problem worse soon after the repair is done.If welding is done onsite,on rusted material,then painted over to look pretty,the welds will break shortly after and there will be nowhere to catch steel to re-weld,which now leaves a door that cannot be closed,and thats a big problem as you cannot just run to the store and buy a sidewalk door!They are all custom fabricated steel by a custom iron works shop and made by hand which takes at minimum a few days if they have raw material in stock.It usually takes a week from any quality steel fabricator to build it the correct way with built in hinges and proper painting,then scheduling installation.