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Emergency Egress Windows

A finished basement is just not complete without an egress window, and Conterra Foundation and Repair has years of experience in installing them.

An egress window in your basement serves several purposes.  It brightens up the room, provides an emergency exit, and offers you the opportunity to use your basement as a rental property.  Another added benefit is that you can add potted plants on the steps leading out of the emergency egress, providing a great view from your new bedroom, office or game room.  

Conterra Foundation and Repair is extremely familiar with the local building codes of Hamilton and Burlington to ensure your egress window meets all required codes.  If you are adding bedrooms in the basement, or renting out the basement space, you want to guarantee your guests safety, which is why we take every possible measure to ensure our egress window wells are suitable for emergency exits.

Conterra Foundation and Repair specializes in basement waterproofing so you will never have to worry about your window egress leaking if installed by us. This includes water leaking through the window seams, or water pooling in the egress well.  Our egress wells will have proper drainage, meaning they’ll stand up to the abuse of a heavy rainfall or spring thaw.  With that said, you’ll also want to ensure your eves, and landscape grading are also in proper condition.

Another benefit of having Conterra Foundation and Repair install your window egress is that we can help you make informed decisions on factors you may have never considered. For example, if you are seeking the best natural light for your basement, you may have never considered which wall of your basement would be best for an egress window.  Conterra Foundation and Repair also examines issues like buried utilities, indoor wiring, ductwork, and sewer lines. Your house is your biggest investment, and Conterra Foundation’s work ensures we add value to your home.

If you would like to discuss an emergency egress window, please contact Conterra Foundation and Repair to request your free inspection and quote!

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