Beauty & function. A basement egress window allows more natural light and fresh air while providing safe emergency egress.
Building codes require that finished basement living areas have an emergency egress - an egress window large enough to allow safe exit out of the space in case of an emergency. A large window well with a step in it must also be used outside the egress window.
Here at Basement Systems USA, we are certified installers of RockWell egress window wells. In addition to providing a safe exit, our egress windows allow more natural light and fresh air into the basement to make the space feel larger and more inviting.
If you're planning on finishing your basement now or in the future, save yourself time and hassle by including egress window installation as part of your basement waterproofing project.
We are your certified egress window contractors in Baltimore and Greater Philadelphia and Baltimore. Call or click below to request your free estimate!
This customer wanted to have a code approved Egress Window well installed in their home so the basement could be finished and used.
We used an Egress Rockwell system to because it if by far the best Egress window well system available on the market. We also installed a WellDuct window well drain to guarantee that the water in the window well will never flood into the basement.
This was a fairly new home with a large, unfinished basement. Even though the basement was dry, the homeowner chose to invest in Total Basement Finishing (TBF) waterproof and mold resistant products. A good choice since as a home ages, the chances of having problems with moisture and mold increases. We installed TBF Everlast Wall System, Elite Plank flooring and a drop ceiling. In compliance with building codes, an egress window already existed, so we trimmed it out and made it pretty!
We upgraded the customer’s existing sump pump to a Zoeller M-53 with an UltraSump battery backup and installed a SaniDry XP Air System to keep the air fresh and dry.
We took out this old window out and installed an egres approved window and Rockwell window well. Work included interior drywall repair and a cover for the well. Inside we had to install a WellDuct window well drain. This drain takes water that might end up inside the window well and drain it into the interior drain tile system.
RockWell offers an attractive alternative to ugly window wells, while providing a safe, code-compliant basement egress. Click the arrows below to learn more about the features and benefits of our egress window wells.
A commonly used well has been a plastic design of flat parts that snap together to form the walls and steps. A problem lies in its durability; its ability to hold back the heavy earth and water.
RockWell window wells are a one-piece, rigid construction that will not collapse from backfill or allow water to leak through the well walls. They’re UV stable, rust and rot proof, and stand up to extreme temperatures.
Our egress window wells meet the IRC Egress Code Requirements, providing you and your family with a direct escape from any of the inhabited rooms in your basement.
In window wells that are deeper than 44 inches below ground level, the IRC Egress Code requires there to be steps or permanently affixed ladders to accommodate exiting the basement.
RockWell’s egress window wells feature durable, built-in steps that make it easy for your family to escape from your basement in the event of an emergency. We also offer safety ladders for our Premier series window wells.
A polycarbonate safety cover keeps leaves and debris out while allowing natural sunlight and fresh outside air to enter your basement. While they are not intended for continual foot traffic, the 10mm fluted polycarbonate cover will hold up to 500 lbs. of weight and prevent family members from accidentally falling into the window well.
RockWell has duplicated the look of real stone so you don’t have to look out of your new basement windows at a plastic-looking well. These egress window wells add curb appeal and a pleasing view from both inside and outside the house. An integral step allows easy exit (if ever needed).
The WellDuct® system is the ideal solution for leaking windows.
If you have a leak around your basement windows, your home could be exposed to water damage and mold problems. The WellDuct® system from Basement Systems USA is the ideal solution to leaky basement windows. This system is designed to funnel water into your drainage system and sump pump, keeping your basement dry.
The WellDuct® is installed by creating a small hole just below the window and installing a drainage pipe. This serves to collect water immediately as it enters, where it is funneled to your drainage system. The area is sealed with a polymer that creates a waterproof seal. Once installed, you won't need to worry about water damage from window leaks.
When you have a RockWell egress window well installed in your basement, you won't have to worry about rust or rotting. These egress windows are constructed to withstand UV rays, rain, and snow. With our professional installation and 5 year warranty, you will have peace of mind knowing your basement windows won't need replacing anytime soon.
Contact us to request an on-site consultation at no cost to you. Your basement expert will discuss all the product features and options and provide you with a free written estimate to install egress windows and any other basement waterproofing products you might need.
We are the area's experienced waterproofing contractors serving Baltimore, Philadelphia, Ellicott City, as well as Upper Darby, Wilmington, Lancaster, Parkville, Owings Mills, Haverford, Dundalk and many areas nearby.