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.