After living in their house for three years, homeowners in Grove City, OH, wanted to turn a section of their basement into a guest bedroom. Before doing so, they knew certain improvements needed to be completed.
The International Residential Code for One-and Two-Family Dwellings states,”Basements, habitable attics, and every sleeping room shall have at least one operable emergency escape and rescue opening."
This particular room of the basement had a small window, but it did not meet residential code requirements for a means of egress. The answer is to have an egress window installed.
The homeowners began to research various companies that could meet their needs. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through online resources like Home Advisor. One of our inspectors then completed a thorough evaluation of the home.
One of our expert crews then completed the installation process.
After removing the existing window, the crew excavated the area outside the window and carefully cut into the block foundation wall to make room for the newer, bigger window. The all-vinyl frame of the new window is rust-resistant, and the window’s double-pane glass is energy-efficient.
A lightly-colored window well installed outside the window allows more sunlight to enter the basement and brighten up the space. A durable clear cover attached to the well for safety also keeps leaves, debris and precipitation out of the window well.
The homeowners are pleased to have an updated basement window system that enhances safety and appearance.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Products Installed: Egress Window, Window Well, Well Cover