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Basement Egress Windows

Anchored Walls offer basement egress windows and egress escape well systems which are not only great for increasing the amount of natural day light into your dark basement but also ensuring your family's safety with a proper escape system. Basement egress windows are great for use in bedrooms, entertainment rooms, home theaters, and children's play rooms because they allow for an abundance of light and are also incredible safety devices. You may be wondering how your new basement window is a safety device. Consider for a moment how you would exit your basement if the first floor of your home were on fire. It'd be very dangerous. However, you can easily escape out of your basement egress window. In fact, many builders are now required to add basement egress windows at the time of the home's construction to be following local building codes.

Installation Process

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Dig down to existing tile line to make sure the window well will drain into current system
Fill with gravel
Hang plastic inside (keeping the inside of the home as clean as possible)
Cut opening in foundation
Frame and prepare opening
Install window
Seal and trim out exterior
Install Window well
Backfill and tamp around well
Install Ladder
Install Cover (optional)

Basement Remodeling

If you are thinking about doing some basement remodeling and would like to add an egress window or multiple windows, you should be sure to check your local building codes for egress window requirements. Most municipalities may have their own window codes that you need to abide by.

Anchored Walls offers superb basement egress window installation services for homeowners in IA who want to spruce up the lowest level of their home. Our window installers will be sure that they are meeting the requirements of your local building codes and the window will be installed properly. During the window installation, a cut through the poured basement wall or through your concrete blocks may be necessary to create an opening. Once the window opening has been made, you can have the window well customized to your liking.

Please call us at 800-221-4699 to schedule an appointment or to inquire about pricing.