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.
Installing a new egress window in a basement requires cutting a large, square opening into the concrete wall of your basement. To do this, we use a large concrete saw with a circular blade. Cutting concrete generates a lot of heat and a lot of dust, so we use water as we cut, to help cool the blade and reduce the amount of fine concrete dust.
We do all of our cutting from the outside, but we also install a plastic tent on the inside of your basement that traps the dust, and keeps it from floating throughout your home. We also put plastic down on the floor of your basement, to keep dust from sinking into your carpet.
The other important thing we do is remove our shoes before we enter your home. It’s a simple step that prevents mud stains on your carpet. If you have light-colored carpets, you’ll especially appreciate our carefulness.
When you see how hard we try to minimize the mess, you’ll understand why many of our customers have commented on how clean their basement was after the egress installation.
When the project is finished you can enjoy the look of your new egress window—and NOT worry about cleaning up your basement!
To learn more about our process, give us a call at 620-200-0616.