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How can I prevent foundation damage during dry weather?

Extended drought can cause real damage to your basement.

When the soil around a basement dries out, it shrinks and contracts, which can make your basement foundation shift. That shifting can create cracks in your basement.
While you may not notice anything right away, once you have a period of heavy rainfall, that moisture can start to seep into your basement.

Will a Window Well Installation Create a Lot of Dirt in My Home?

When you’ve got a nice basement, the last thing you want is for a construction crew to come in and spread dust throughout the house or make muddy tracks on your light-colored carpet. No doubt about it, cutting a big hole in your basement with a concrete saw is going to involve some dust and some mud. Read on to see how we keep the inside of your home as clean as possible.

What are the Egress Window Building Codes?

If you’re thinking about getting a new window well, you’ve probably thought about code compliance, particularly if you live in the city.

The purpose of an egress window is to serve as an escape window during a fire. It could literally save your family’s life. Because of its important role in your family’s safety, there are certain standards for code compliance and engineering.

Which Type of Egress Window Well is Best?

Egress window wells come in a variety of materials, including metal, plastic, and concrete.

Each type has its strengths and weaknesses. Keep reading to see why we always use precast concrete window wells for our egress window wells.

The Number One Enemy of Window Wells

Basements and egress window wells share a common enemy: moisture.

But be assured, there are at least 5 people that really don’t want water in your basement: You, ME, and the rest of my crew.

How Can You Install an Egress Window in One Day?

Getting an egress window installed in a single day is awesome for several reasons.

First of all, nobody likes the security risk of having a gaping hole in their home overnight. Secondly, if the weather gets crazy, the last thing you want is rain water pouring inside your basement at 3:00 a.m.

Making Your Basement a Healthier Space

Basements are great for huddling out of the reach of tornadoes, but basements are often severely lacking in natural light.

Research suggests natural light plays a key role in several aspects of our health and well-being.

Price vs Value: Egress Window Wells

Although we’ve always been reasonably priced, we’ve never claimed to be the cheapest contractor when it comes to your window well installation. Today we want to distinguish between two terms: price and value.

How Much Does an Egress Window Well Cost?

It's a fair question, and one we answer all the time. But first, let’s take a step back. Suppose I was to ask, “How much does a house cost?”

Of course the answer is, “It depends.”

- How large is the home?
- What features does it have?
- What is the quality of the construction?

The same holds true for an egress window well.

Can I Get a New Egress Window Well in the Winter?

A common question we get during the fall season is whether we install window wells during the winter. The short answer is yes, we install egress window wells all year long.

The average January temperature in the Wichita area, for instance, is a high of 42 degrees and a low of 21 degrees. For the type of work involved in installing a new egress window and window well, those temperatures are no problem.