Concrete Egress Windows and Doors
Concrete wall cutting allows access to subgrade living spaces.
National building codes require the installation of egress windows or doors when converting basement spaces into living areas. Egress windows provide an alternative exit from the basement. We can work with your choice of contractor or if you are installing the window, we complete the cutting for you. Please investigate your local building codes for information regarding the basement egress opening.
Things to consider when installing an egress opening:
Is the proposed location structurally safe? Cutting on your foundation can create a weak point.
Who is going to protect the interior from dust and debris during the cutting process? When we cut through, the blades can create an issue if the space behind the wall is not covered.
Who is going to remove concrete? If you are going to remove the wall by hand, the pieces should be less than 100 lbs. each. An 8” wall, cut into 1’x 1’ squares would weigh 100lbs. We can cut a wall into 1’ pieces but that would be very expensive. Typically, we would cut the perimeter and cut it into 4 pieces. If you have equipment on site, this would work for you.
Who is disposing of the concrete? Please plan appropriately. The size of the pieces will determine how and where they can be moved.