Egress Windows

Enhance the value and safety of your basement by installing Egress Windows.

Value Dry Waterproofing performs egress window installation as part of our basement waterproofing and basement remodeling services.

Many state and local building codes require egress windows for basement rental units, as well as in new home construction. If you have a bedroom in your basement, building codes require you to have a means of egress, or escape. This can be a Bilco door, egress windows, or patio doors for a walkout basement.

What is an Egress Window?

An egress window is a type of large window well that provides an alternative or emergency exit from your basement to the outside. If you have an older home, those tiny windows at ground level of your basement are not true egress windows. The International Building Code lays out the egress window requirements for basements.

The bottom of the basement egress window cannot be more than 44” from the floor. They must be at least 24” high and 20” wide, with a fully functioning opening. Basement egress windows must also include window wells if the bottom of the egress window is below ground.


Waterproofing Concerns
When installing an egress window, it is important that you also consider drainage and basement waterproofing. Because egress windows are at least partially underground, they are susceptible to groundwater issues. In some cases, we may need to add a sump pump to protect your home from water seepage.

Get a Free Estimate on Egress Window Installation
Whether you need existing basement windows replaced, or need brand new egress window installation, Value Dry can help. We are committed to restoring and maintaining the value and safety of every home we serve. Our service area includes Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, and Delaware. Call (888) 768-2583 or fill out the contact form and our office will contact you to schedule a free inspection and estimate.


Our Promise to You

We will never stop fighting the damaging effects of foundation seepage and poor air quality in homes. We are committed to restoring and maintaining the value and safety of every home we serve.


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