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Egress Windows

A basement egress window system installed by Standard Water Control transforms your home’s basement into a usable living space with added sunlight and improved ventilation.


A basement egress window system installed by Standard Water Control transforms your home’s basement into a usable living space with added sunlight and improved ventilation.

Increase Value & Livability

With today’s rising housing costs, more and more homeowners are looking to create new space within their existing homes. Basement Waterproofing and Remodeling with a new egress window is the most affordable way to create new livable space and increase your home’s value.

Egress window installation in Minnesota from Standard Water Control opens your basement’s valuable living space by adding light and ventilation.  Egress windows look great and provide a measure of safety if family members ever need to exit through the basement.

Standard Water only installs egress windows that are code compliant.  Additionally, we pull all required permits and ensure local requirements are followed. You can be confident that your windows are installed properly by experienced, licensed contractors.

The Problem


In many older homes, basement windows do not meet code for egress.  This makes basement living spaces potentially dangerous as there is no way to escape in the event of an emergency.

Non-code windows also reduce your home’s value.

Older windows are typically made of materials that can rust, decompose or be eaten by bugs. Replacing these outdated widows is a small investment that comes with big possibilities – a code compliant room with expanded light where you can sleep safely.

Basement egress windows, installed by Standard Water Control, will turn your dark and uninviting cellar into a clean, useable living space.

Egress Window Codes


With experienced contractors, high quality components and carefully designed egress window drainage, there are plenty of reasons to choose Standard Water for your basement egress window upgrade. Here are eight reasons to trust us with your new basement windows:

  1. Window wells sealed and bolted to wall to prevent water intrusion.
  2. Rock drainage field (NOT dirt) installed around, under and in window well to help prevent water intrusion.
  3. All debris and dirt removed from your property so you don’t have to.
  4. Quality Installation by Professional Tenured Foreman – most with 20+ years’ experience at Standard.
  5. The best window wells made of structural plastic that won’t rust or decompose.
  6. Outstanding warranties.
  7. HEPA Filtration and hand dug holes. We treat your home as if it was our own.
  8. High Quality windows installed in Minnesota and Wisconsin since 1977.

The Solution


We trust Bilco egress window well systems. They are strong, versatile and come with a 5-year limited warranty. Made of structural plastic, these egress window wells protect against rust, decomposition, and bugs.

The terraced step design meets building code requirements for emergency egress and can be landscaped. Add your favorite flowers or plants to personalize your new wells and integrate them with the rest of your yard.

Best of all, your window wells are designed to keep water away from your home. We create a drainage field that keeps your basement dry. Add a window well cover for additional protection against the elements.


Standard Water also trusts Vector Windows to bring function, safety and style to your home’s foundation.

They feature everything you want from a quality egress window:

  • Folding handles that don’t interfere with shades or blinds.
  • Dual weather-stripping that virtually eliminates drafts.
  • Energy-efficient. Energy Star rated.
  • Multi-point locking system for easy use and added security.
  • Fusion-welded, heavy-duty vinyl.
  • Low maintenance.
  • Durable exteriors that won’t peel, blister, flake or corrode.

Vector windows are available in several finishes and styles to match your home’s exterior. Securing egress windows is easy and a basement escape route is always available.


The Installation


Look no further than Standard Water when searching for basement egress window companies MN, WI and the surrounding area. Standard Water does not use subcontractors, and most of our foreman have been with us for more than 20 years. From start to finish, our experienced team can install a code-compliant basement egress window in a single day. Even if it’s raining or snowing!

Over the years we’ve honed our 5-step installation process to give you the best service in the Midwest.

Step 1: Filing The Paperwork
After a complimentary consultation where we walk you through the installation process from start to finish, Standard Water Control goes to work, pulling all the proper permits and locating all utility lines. Then your project can move forward safely and with no surprises.
Step 2: Excavation
Excavation for a basement egress window well can be a dangerous job in the wrong hands. Fortunately, our crews have been fully trained and take safety precautions for both your home’s and their own well-being.

Our team lays plywood on your lawn to protect high traffic areas. We then carefully excavate by hand to minimize any potential damage to your home. We then haul all dirt and debris away in our trucks so that you’re not burdened with it.
Step 3: Cutting The Hole
Sawing a hole through concrete for the installation of an egress window can get messy. We take precautions to minimize dust and preserve your home.

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.
Step 4: Securing the Window
If your window isn’t secured with the best materials and workmanship, you may find yourself having to redo the job every few years. Water, mold or critters can damage a window that is compromised from the start.

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 and sealed with urethane caulk and special tape to create a high efficiency, insulated seal. We then install a rough-cut cedar trim that can be stained or painted at a later date. We finish by anchoring the window well to the wall and backfilling it with gravel to provide drainage and to help hold it in place.
Step 5: Drain Tile Incorporation
To ensure your new window protects against moisture, our employees incorporate a drain that ties your window well into your Standard Water Control System basement waterproofing system, if present.

As an optional step, we can even install an aesthetically pleasing window well cover that provides further protection.

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