Egress Window Installation Solutions

At Thrasher, our team of foundation repair experts has the experience, training, and high-quality egress window products you need to create a beautiful, usable space in your basement.

We have specialized egress window installation crews that perform every aspect of the work so there is no down time. We do our best to take care of your property including protecting your basement from dust and your yard from our tire tracks. Here’s the basics steps for the day:

  • Excavate hole for window well and to install basement window
  • Cut foundation to install window.
  • Install egress window
  • Install egress window well
  • Backfill soil

Cutting foundation wall for egress windowInstalling egress windowSealing egress window

Thrasher offers a 10-year product warranty for our basement egress window installations, along with a 5-year workmanship guarantee to ensure your peace of mind. In addition, we manage all permits and code regulations while working on your basement egress window project and, as basement and foundation experts, we know how to cut into foundation walls and complete fast, accurate egress window installations that prevent water issues down the line.

Our Approach to Egress Window Installation

Installing an egress window is more complicated than an average window installation because it involves excavation and cutting into your home’s foundation. We can install most egress window and window wells in just one day. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Our logistics team pulls permits and has utility lines marked.
  • On the day of your egress window installation, we’ll begin with digging. We lay plywood to prevent track marks in your yard from our excavator, hand-dig when there’s not enough room for an excavator, and haul away the extra dirt when we’re done.
  • We cut into your foundation using specialized saws that cut all the way through in one pass for a seamless cut that doesn’t compromise the integrity of your foundation.
  • During the framing process, we use sealant to create a finished look and help prevent water issues. After the window is placed, we use a silicone-based caulk to seal the seams.
  • With every install, we include a sump basket inside the window well. If water issues occur down the line, this makes it easier to control and redirect to an interior drainage system and sump pump.
  • When we’re done, we tamp down the surrounding dirt and do our best to make the area look as close to the way it looked when we arrived.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • An egress window is designed to provide an emergency means of leaving a basement or emergency personnel to enter a premises.

    • Protect basement from dust
    • Excavate hole for window well and to install window
    • Cut foundation to install window.
    • Install window
    • Install window well
    • Backfill soil

  • No.  You have options as far as size, quality, and cosmetics.

    • Not taking into consideration drainage issues.
    • Not cutting the foundation properly.
    • Not controlling dust while cutting the installation
    • Not installing a deep enough window well.
    • Not understanding building code requirements.

  • Yes, we have the experience in installing egress windows in the communities we serve for lots of years.

  • $3000-$7000 depending on the size of window and type of window well you choose.

  • There can be.  That is why it is important to have it installed by a professional and a company who understands foundations and basement waterproofing.  You are cutting a large hole in the foundation which may allow lots of water into your home if not installed properly.

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