Before selling a house, it is important to make sure everything is in tip-top shape and any necessary repairs completed to ensure the safety of the home.
After living in their house for 20 years, homeowners in Dublin, OH, started to seriously consider selling their home. They wanted to transform one of the areas of their basement into a bedroom, and they wanted to be sure the house would be up to code.
The International Residential Code for One-and Two-Family Dwellings states that “basements, habitable attics, and every sleeping room shall have at least one operable emergency escape and rescue opening.” The answer is to have an egress window installed.
The homeowners knew they could count on Ohio Basement Authority to help with this installation, as they were pleased with the results of the basement waterproofing project we previously completed in their home. They met with the same inspector who confirmed the necessity for the egress window.
The owners then were eager for one of our crews to install the egress window system.
After removing the existing basement window, the crew excavated the area outside the window and carefully cut into the foundation wall to make room for the newer, bigger window. The all-vinyl frame of the new window will resist rust, 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 owners were excited to work with us again, and they are pleased to have an updated basement window system that enhances the safety and appearance of their home.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Products Installed: Egress Window System