Even after living in their house for many years, homeowners in Fredericktown, OH, wanted to complete various projects to improve the safety of their house. This included replacing at least one of the smaller basement windows.
The basement was intended to be used as an entertainment center and “man cave,” so the owners wanted to make sure this area of the 36-year-old home was up to code.
The International Code for One-and Two-Family Dwellings states that all habitable spaces, including basements, are required to have at least one operational emergency escape or means of egress.
The solution is to have an egress window installed.
After learning more about Ohio Basement Authority and our services through our website, the homeowners were eager to contact us for advice. They met with one of our inspectors who confirmed the necessity of the egress window and discussed the installation process with them.
One of our crews then completed the egress window installation.
The crew removed an area of interior drywall and then excavated the area outside the foundation wall where the new window was to be installed. The crew then carefully cut the foundation wall to make room for the new window. This new window features an all-vinyl frame that resists rusts and has energy-efficient double-pane glass.
A lightly-colored window well was installed outside the new window. Not only does this system serve as a means of egress, the window and well also allow more natural light to enter the basement. A durable clear cover also was attached to the well for safety and to help keep leaves, debris, precipitation and pests out of the window well.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Products Installed: Egress Window System