I have an old house on a steep slope on Long island, New York with a basement level walk out garage. Another garage sits directly on top of the basement garage -- yes, a double decker!
As of now, we exit through this basement garage when we want access from the basement to the rear yard. We did find a cemented in doorway after removing some utility shelving along a length of the rear wall, but opening up this doorway would now require removing the existing deck and a beautiful 5-6 foot stone supporting wall.
Does exiting through a garage door meet basement egress code, or do we face demolishing a beautiful wall and deck?