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Window Well Digging

Posted by spafrica2003 (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 3, 10 at 17:44

I have an older home with small windows in the basement. I want to turn those windows into large bedroom windows capable of acting as fire escapes. I'm not stupid enough to try and cut the foundation on my own, but I figure I can handle digging the window wells. How big of a hole (LxWxH) should I dig to comply with fire codes etc? And what else do I need to know other than just digging a hole?

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RE: Window Well Digging

Here is a good webpage on egress windows.

Does you home have a sump pump?

Here is a link that might be useful: Egress Window

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