Keep Your Family Safe with Custom Egress Solutions
Extending your living space into your basement can increase the overall value of your home. Basement living areas are great for entertaining, working out or having a great place for the kids to play. Finished and functional basements where loved ones spend extended periods of time, pose a safety risk for your family and even finished basements can have stale air and rely on artificial lighting. “With egress windows, not only will you enhance the security and safety for your family, you will also have fresh air in your basement to improve your home’s overall ventilation and increase natural light to brighten the space and make the space much more pleasant.”
Its important to Have Safe Exits
At Toledo Basement Repair we offer a wide variety of basement egress solutions that meet the current IRC code for building a finished basement, so you can have peace of mind in the event of a fire or other emergency. Our egress windows are easy-to-open windows that serve as an emergency exit for below-ground living space of any kind.
It’s the law – Egress Window Requirements
The IRC 2012 or International Residential Code pertains to all single and two family homes. The intent of the code is to keep you and your loved ones safe by requiring a means of egress in basement level living spaces. The reason for needing a means of egress are twofold; First, to allow for an exit in case of an emergency and also to provide access for a firefighter to gain entrance. Egress windows (or doors) are required in every habitable space. Especially in any room used for sleeping purposes. Basement bedrooms require their own individual egress window. If you have an existing home and you add a sleeping room, or finish a separate living space in the basement, the code requires that you install an egress window to serve these spaces. Without a means of egress, these rooms can represent a dangerous fire trap. If you have a basement that has a bedroom, recreation room, den, family room, media room, office, or home gym. All of these rooms are required to have a means of egress
Quality Service and Construction
When you choose to work with Toledo Basement Repair you are making the choice to work with some of the best qualified experts in the industry. In addition to installing custom basement window egresses, we also offer complete residential and commercial basement repair and foundation rehabilitation. When installing egress windows, often times we find that our customers also have basement problems that could require interior or exterior basement waterproofing repair work. We use the latest technology to ensure that their homes will never leak again.