Egress Window Provides Light and an Escape

The Challenge
Omaha homeowner and Thrasher customer Gary had us out to his home to provide annual maintenance services for a waterproofing system and wall anchor system that we installed a few years back. While visiting with the service technician, Gary, the owner of the home, mentioned that he had two people living in his basement, and he was concerned about a way of escape for them if there happened to be a fire or emergency.

Our service technician showed Gary how an egress window could provide a solution to his problem. Besides providing a way of escape, it would also allow emergency crews a way to enter the basement, provide natural light and fresh air, bring the basement up to code and increase the value of the home.

The Solution
Being a previous customer, Gary trusted Thrasher and our products and workmanship. He hired us to install an egress window and well. We first installed an egress window well drainage system, followed by the egress window system, and finished with an egress window well cover. Thrasher completed the job in one day. Gary’s basement is now up to code, with a safe means of escape and more natural light.

 

Exterior of the home where the egress window will be installed.

Exterior of the home where the egress window will be installed.

Interior wall where egress window will be installed.

Interior wall where egress window will be installed.

Digging a hole on the outside of the house where the egress window will be installed.

Digging a hole on the outside of the house where the egress window will be installed.

Our crews lay plastic when digging egress window well holes to minimize the mess and make dirt removal easy.

Our crews lay plastic when digging egress window well holes to minimize the mess and make dirt removal easy.

Crew installing the egress window.

Crew installing the egress window.

The installed egress window brightens up the basement.

The installed egress window brightens up the basement.

The installation of the egress window provides a safe way to get out of the basement.

The installation of the egress window provides a safe way to get out of the basement.