A homeowner in Columbus, OH, hired a general contractor to address some home improvement projects around her house. While assessing the condition of the home, the general contractor pointed out an area where a basement window used to be. The contractor wanted to transform this blocked up section into a safer and functional part of the home.
Because the homeowner could possibly use the basement as livable space, a means of egress is required in order to meet code standards. According to the International Residential Code for One-and Two-Family Dwellings, “Basements, habitable attics, and every sleeping room shall have at least one operable emergency escape and rescue opening."
The general contractor wanted to have an egress window installed, and he knew he could count on Ohio Basement Authority because he previously worked with our company on other repair projects.
We carefully excavated the area outside the wall and create a larger space for the new window. The new window with a larger frame and double-pane glass, is durable and energy-efficient. Then the lightly colored window well and translucent well cover were installed. These pieces allow more natural light to enter the basement while keeping leaves, debris, water and other nuisances out of the window area.
The homeowner is excited to have an updated an energy-efficient basement window system.