Basement Waterproofing & Drainage Case Studies: Egress Window Solution for a Growing Family in Eagle, Nebraska

Friday, September 11th, 2020 by Kendra Dunnigan


Sometimes when people call Thrasher Foundation Repair, it's not because something is wrong with their home, but because they want something more from their home. This was the case when Krystal Kosmicki called Thrasher. Krystal and her husband were looking to become foster parents, and they needed more room to accommodate their growing family.

Krystal and Cody's home in Eagle was in desperate need of more livable space; however, their main floor was out of room. The only remaining option, outside of a prohibitively expensive addition or moving, was to make better use of the basement, which would require an egress solution. Egress windows are required in every bedroom on any floor, including basements with habitable space. They are necessary in case of a fire or other life-threatening situation that can happen in your home.

Having made the decision, the Kosmickis consulted two friends in the construction trades. Both agreed – "only Thrasher" was their professional recommendation.



Thrasher sent out a System Design Specialist who inspected the home, took measurements and pictures, and then sat down with the Kosmickis. Krystal described her as super prepared, very informative, and detail-oriented. Krystal was impressed, "The best part – I shared my concerns about what was going to happen and what I feared might happen. They were receptive. They heard me. They explained and showed me things that helped me to understand what was going to happen and what was not going to happen." 

Thrasher offers a 10-year product warranty for our basement egress window installations, along with a 5-year workmanship guarantee to provide the homeowner with peace of mind. In addition, we manage all permits and code regulations while working on your basement egress window project. As basement and foundation experts, we pay special attention to prevent water intrusion while maintaining your foundation's structural integrity. Addressing these two points is crucial for proper installation. We know how to cut into foundation walls and complete fast, accurate egress window installations that prevent water issues down the line.

"The guys on the crew were professional and kind.", Krystal shared. "They were super polite, took their shoes off and knocked before entering each time. They kept me informed the entire time."

“The guys on the crew were professional and kind.”, Krystal shared. “They were super polite, took their shoes off and knocked before entering each time. They kept me informed the entire time.”



"We are now able to take in foster children because we have the extra room we needed," Krystal said. "Our home increased in value, and we have that third bedroom that we didn't have before. And safety for our children. And we have an easily accessible window to get out of in case of an emergency."

Whatever your reason is for adding an egress window to your home ~ increased property value, safety and peace of mind, or additional space. Thrasher's foundation repair experts' team has the experience, training, and high-quality egress window products you need. 

For more information on how Thrasher Foundation Repair can deliver exceptional results on your home improvement project, give us a call today.