Durable Sidewalk Doors

Do you need a Sidewalk Door?

Steelway aluminum and steel commercial sidewalk doors are made to meet municipal codes. Laser cutting capabilities can create hard to find sizes, and the availability to replace old existing doors in need of replacement. Locking capabilities as well as watertight options are available. Recently folks are turning to these style doors in their residential backyard environments, replacing existing angled doors with these in-ground options to reclaim needed space.

Enhance your property with an additional entrance. Contact Steelway Cellar Doors today at +1-877-553-2610.



Steel, aluminum, or galvanized is used to create optimal durability and rust-resistance for both covers and frames.


Diamond-pattern tread plate is reinforced for a pedestrian load rating of 300 lbs./s.f.


Extruded aluminum channel frame with anchor flanges around the perimeter. A ½" (38 mm) PVC drain coupling is attached to the drip channel frame for a pipe connection to a dry well or disposal system. Gasket in frame for water resistance. Features standard 4" deep frames for fast and trouble free installation.


Heavy-duty type 304 stainless steel hinges.


Comes standard with a type 316 stainless steel slam lock with fixed interior handle and removable exterior turn/lift handle. Latch release is protected by a flush, gasketed, removable screw plug.

Lift Assistance

Stainless steel spring assist on some models (compression gas spring optional.) Aluminum hold-open arm automatically locks cover in the open position. Some assembly is required.


Mill finish aluminum with an electrolytic barrier applied to the exterior of the frame.


Type 304 stainless steel throughout (except where noted.)

Custom Design

Customize your sidewalk door

As an added bonus, we offer several options to select from so that your sidewalk door will meet your exact needs. From slab thickness to insulation options, you make it your own. View our watertight door parts guide to learn more, including which models feature spring lift assist.

We also offer aluminum watertight pedestrian loading doors in an anodized finish. Choose from three lock options, including staples for padlocks, recessed hasps for padlocks, pentahead bolt-downs.

Options available include frame extensions (skirts) to meet:

  • Slab thickness
  • Fall protection gratings
  • Insulation
  • Safety chains and posts

Additional Safety Features

Steelway aluminum sidewalk doors are:

Recessed Handles

We install our recessed sidewalk door handles whenever possible to prevent tripping hazards and achieve a sleek look.

Safety Chains

We install safety chains inside of our sidewalk doors to prevent people, animal, or objects from falling in. This is necessary if you intend on using your sidewalk doors for ventilation.

Rebar Studs

In new constructions, we can provide extra support by welding #4 rebar studs into the frame.

Padlock Tabs

Show our expert installers where you want your padlocks to go and they will place the tabs accordingly.

Benefits of sidewalk door installation by Steelway Cellar Doors

Steelway aluminum sidewalk doors provide light and access to enhance basement living! Sidewalk doors offer another convenient entrance to your home with all the security and safety of a front door. We even install egress windows to protect your home at this entrypoint.

Steelway Cellar Doors uses laser manufacturing to create the reliable diamond plate sidewalk doors that customers trust. Laser technology allows for more precise measurements and a snug fit, giving you peace of mind. And of course, we can replace that old cellar door!

Get a Free Quote

Are you looking to add another entry point into your home or business? Get started by giving Steelway Cellar Doors a call today at +1-877-553-2610 or simply click below to schedule a free sidewalk door installation estimate.

Custom sizes are available. Please call +1-877-553-2610 for pricing.


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“Took six months before we got around to installing the Steelway Cellar Door but we did it!  We really appreciate the workmanship.  It was rewarding to find that all the careful ....”


“Thank you for offering a quality product”


“I live in the Olney section of Philadelphia and I had your firm come out and install my basement door. I want to let you know that I have been very pleased with the purchase of the....”

Michael - Philadelphia, PA

“Professional and Courteous”


“Last week two of your employees, Mike and Ben, came to our home to install an exterior entranceway into our basement. I wanted to let you know how professional and courteous both o....”

Corey - Hatfield, PA

“Thanks Again”


“Just a quick note to let you know we received the cellar door last Wednesday and installed it on Friday. It fit perfectly and looks great. We are very pleased. Steelway's measuring....”

Tim - Freeport, ME

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David - Malvern, PA

“Job well done!!!”


“I just wanted to send a quick thank you for all the help, guidance, and patience with me on this project. Everything seemed to go very smooth this morning, and I am very excited ab....”

Jerry - Bear, DE

“Thanks to all!”


“I just wanted to let you know that the door fit fine and looks great; my compliments to your company. It was a good experience on the web, over the phone, and in person. Thanks to ....”

Denny - Shady Side, MD

“Impressed with the workmanship”


“I received my door via Overnight Express freight on June 30th. I am very impressed with the workmanship. I began the install on the following Saturday. I removed the old door, perf....”

Norm - Middletown, IN

“Quality product at a reasonable price”


“Thank you for your follow up and resolution to my order. I received the door on Monday. I am pleased with it's fit and finish. While, barring catastrophe, I don’t expect to have ....”

Bill - Portsmouth, NH

“Excellent customer service!”


“On July 10th you installed a new cellar door unit for us. We would just like to thank you for #1) responding to our telephone call; #2) sending information promptly; #3) returning ....”

Albert & Carole - Royersford, PA

“Our appreciation”


“We have received our new cellar door and installed it. It is awesome and fits like a glove. Thank you for helping us get just the right fit and for making a good quality door. Plea....”

Sheila - Tecumseh, NE

“Highly Recommend”


“My review is in two parts to explain what I believe are the true signs of a great company. We contracted Steelway from a recommendation and requested an estimate. Norman came out p....”

William - Limerick, PA



“Norm: I just wanted to drop you a line, and say ..... THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! You, and your guys did a GREAT job! You were always there when you said you would be, on time, and read....”

Sergeant John - Philadelphia, PA

“Dry Basement!”


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Mark - Perkiomenville

“Worth every penny”


“I finished installing my new custom-made cellar door a couple weeks ago. I cannot tell you how pleased I am with the quality, durability, and craftsmanship of the doors. They were ....”

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Evan - Souderton, PA



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Lois & Rosina - Burlington, NJ

“Excellent Work!”


“Steelway did an excellent job outlining the scope of the project, handling the permit, and installing the egress. From start to finish, everything ran smoothly. John and Andrew did....”

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