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Need to install an egress basement entrance? When installing a door like this, there are many factors that need to be evaluated. Keeping your family safe and following all housing codes are just a few of them. Continue reading below to learn what it takes to install a basement egress door.

Keeping Up to Code

Knowledge of state, city, and county codes are imperative to install a basement egress door. It’s important to hire a licensed contractor to evaluate the optimal exit points. Part of this evaluation is to ensure the structural integrity of the home so that you don’t have to deal with worse problems later on due to bad construction. Your desired location may not be optimal for installation. Foundation Medix is a Class A licensed foundation contractor, so you know we have the knowledge to find the perfect spot for your door.

How Does the Installation Process Work?

With the installation of an egress basement entrance, consider how the new egress will be used. Will it only be used in an emergency or will it be used on a daily basis? How the egress will be used can be a determining factor in the appearance (and location) of the egress.

The actual installation of the egress basement entrance will involve extensive digging to expose the foundation for the entry area. The foundation will be cut and the proper header installed to support the structure before the egress basement entrance door system is installed. This is generally not considered a DIY project, which is why you’ll want to call a professional like those at Foundation Medix.

Proper drainage and slope of the soil are important to consider. After all, you’ve most likely remodeled the basement which is why you need this egress entrance. Flooding of your newly remodeled basement because drainage wasn’t considered would certainly be an expensive oversight and cause more problems later on.

Choose Foundation Medix

Foundation Medix offers a wide array of basement egress solutions outside of basement entrances, including window wells. We have over 30 years of experience in the installation and maintenance of egress solutions, so we’re the team to call when you’re thinking of a basement remodel. Ready to get started on your own home? Give us a call today to get a free quote!

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