Basement Egress Window

Basement Egress Window

  • Excavate the area where the window will be installed
  • Saw cut the foundation to size of window
  • Install window buck ( steel )
  • Install window (vinyl slider) or ( crank open) that meets village code
  • Seal all sides of window buck ( waterproofing)
  • Install window well drain.
  • Fill window well base with stone.
  • Final step to back fill area.

The International Residential Code

  • For One and Two Family Dwellings,Chapter 3, Section R310 (2000)
  • Sill height shall not exceed 44 inches above the floor.
  • Minimum net clear opening shall be 5.7 square feet; exception – grade level windows
  • A minimum clear opening of 5 square feet.
  • Minimum net clear opening height shall be 24 inches.
  • Minimum net clear opening width shall be 20 inches.