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I would like to install an egress window in my poured concete basement. Anyone know of a “how to do it” book that covers this type of project?
Installing an egress window in a PC(poured concrete) foundation is not a Diy project. If it includes an escape well, even moreso not.
One of the major drawbacks to having a PC foundation is that they are not at all easily altered.
You need specialty equipment to cut thru the 6-8″ thick concrete foundation.
Cutting thru for a window also requires properly heading the new opening and properly supporting the structure above.
Installing an escape well requires (usually) excavation equipment and alteration of or installation of french drains.
Suggest you consult local professionals for details.
I have installed a window in my basement which has
a window well but it still did not come out right
I still am getting outside air in the corners of
the window that was surrounded by cement that was
chipped away how do I repair this I have even got
the installation in the can to seal it but still
air and not a great fit.