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Does an Egress Window Well Improve Home Value?

An egress window adds value to your home by increasing the number of bedrooms in your home, adding more natural lighting in your basement, and by improving the safety of your home. A basement with an egress window well is more attractive to a future buyer.

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What is a Precast Concrete Window Well?

A precast concrete window well is made by pouring solid concrete slabs at our facility. These slabs are then transported to your home and attached to your basement foundation.

What is Precasting?

What Should My Egress Window Well Quote Include?

Your egress window well quote should include sales tax, city permits, and county engineering fees. If you received a quote without these items included, you’ll likely end up paying more than you expected.

Why Do These Quotes Look Different?

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.