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Basement Egress Window

Installation Planning

Thoughtful planning makes for a precise installation. We take a thorough look at your potential basement egress window space during the Free Site Consultation and discuss your ideas.

During your free site consultation, we look at:

  • Work site access routes
  • Location of utility meters, air conditioning equipment, fences and gates
  • Possible drainage routes
  • Location of property lines
  • Basement ceiling height
  • Places to dispose of the excavated dirt from the window well
  • The header above the window

We measure based on IRC Building Codes:

  • Size and placement of the egress window on your basement wall
  • Location of the window well
  • Clearances from utility meters
  • Clearances from all buried utility lines
  • Obstructions that may affect the window and well installation
  • Overhead clearance (when under a deck)

We mark the location of the new window with spray paint on the ground.

We explain the type of window that is best suited for your installation:

  • Select a window that slides open, or a casement style that swings in. Double-hung windows can be installed if space allows.
  • We use high-quality window products from Pella Window and Redi-Exit.
  • We make sure your new window meets the requirements of all IRC Building codes in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Choosing the window well:

  • The window well will be your "view" from inside of your basement. A nice-looking well that meets the IRC requirements is a worthwhile investment.
  • Foundation Builders uses durable, egress compliant, composite wells from Rockwell Inc. that provide a sturdy, textured surface resembling rock with a built in ladder.
  • If the RockWell well cannot be use due to lack of space, other well options include powder coated corrugated metal or wood.

Once the planning is complete, it is time for installation! Start planning your basement egress window project with us today, give us a call 513 753-6699 or click here to schedule your Free Site Consultation.

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