Clean & Safe Living Space in Just 5 Steps
A code-compliant egress window is one of the surest ways to transform a dark and dingy basement into a clean and safe living space for your family, bumping up the value of your home in the process.
Standard Water Control offers basement egress window installation for homeowners in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas. We never use subcontractors, preferring instead to use our own employees trained and supervised by experienced crew chiefs. This helps ensure homeowners can be confident they’re getting the best service possible for their home.
Learn more about our 5-step basement egress window installation process that begins with acquiring the proper installation permits.
Step 1: Filing The Paperwork
From start to finish, installation of a code-compliant basement egress window can be completed by our experienced team in a single day, whether it’s the dead of winter or the rainiest summer on record. But we also understand the steps that need to be taken prior to installation.
After a complimentary consultation where we walk you through the installation process from start to finish, Standard Water Control works to ensure all the proper permits are filed with the appropriate government agencies and locates are done for utilities. This means that your project can move forward safely and with no surprises. Other than how quickly your basement will transform into clean, dry and safe living space, that is.
Step 2: Excavation
Excavation of a well for a basement egress window can be a dangerous job in the wrong hands. One slip can puncture underground utilities or damage property, having an irreversible negative effect on the homes value.
For more than 30 years, Standard Water Control has sent only highly trained and supervised employees to homes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas.
Our team lays plywood on your lawn to protect high traffic areas. We then excavate carefully and by hand. In doing so, we minimize any potential damage that could occur, confidently protecting your home and property. We even haul all dirt and debris away in our trucks.
Step 3: Cutting The Hole
Sawing a hole through concrete to facilitate the installation of a basement egress window can get messy. In the wrong hands, cleaning the mess left behind can take more time than the entire installation process.
Standard Water’s highly experienced crew uses a specialized diamond-bladed ring saw on the outside of the masonry wall to minimize the mess inside your home. We then score the inside of the wall with a special jackhammer fitted with a chisel bit. The blocks are then pounded out with a good old-fashioned maul and a little sweat.
For more than 30 years, the team at Standard Water Control has installed basement egress windows for homeowners in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas leaving you with a clean, livable and code compliant space.
Step 4: Securing the Window
Installation of a basement egress window is a job you only want to do once. But unless your window is secured, and the best materials are used, you may find yourself stuck with this job every few years due to damage from water, mold or critters.
Standard Water Control has sent fully licensed, bonded and credentialed employees to install basement egress windows in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Dakotan homes for more than 30 years.
After we cut the egress window hole and remove the debris, we then trim the opening with green treated lumber. The window is then secured, sealed with urethane caulk and Protecto Wrap tape to ensure a high efficiency, insulated seal. We then install the rough cut cedar trim that can be stained or painted at a later date. We finish by anchoring the window well to the wall, backfilling it with gravel to provide drainage and help hold it in place.
When we leave your home, we will have helped you transform a dark and dingy basement into a bright and clean living space, with a basement egress window that will ensure it remains that way for generations to come.
Step 5: Drain Tile Incorporation
Egress windows installed by Standard Water Control ensure your basement remains a clean and dry living space for generations. To ensure your new window protects against moisture, our employees can incorporate an egress window well drain into your drain tile system, if present.
As an optional step, we can even install aesthetically pleasing window well cover that provides further protection.