House Renovation Videos & Resources
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How to Insulate a Basement — This Old House
Insulation for an Existing Concrete-Block Wall
I have a 1950s brick Colonial with uninsulated concrete-block walls. Inside, the drywall is nailed to studs fastened…
How to Insulate a Basement
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to warm up a chilly concrete wall
Adding Insulation to Basement Walls - Fine Homebuilding
In all but the hottest parts of the United States, basement walls need to be insulated. Insulation can be installed on…
Read This Before You Finish Your Basement:
Read This Before You Finish Your Basement
Turn your cold concrete basement into a beautiful bonus room you'll love to spend time in with this helpful guide from…
Basement Floor Over Concrete
Egress Windows and Window Wells
…Emergency escape and rescue openings shall open directly into a public way, or to a yard or court that opens to a public way.
…Emergency escape and rescue openings shall be operational from the inside of the room without the use of keys, tools or special knowledge
…R310.2.1 Minimum opening area.
Emergency and escape rescue openings shall have a net clear opening of not less than 5.7 square feet (0.530 m2). The net clear opening dimensions required by this section shall be obtained by the normal operation of the emergency escape and rescue opening from the inside. The net clear height opening shall be not less than 24 inches (610 mm) and the net clear width shall be not less than 20 inches (508 mm).
Exception: Grade floor or below grade openings shall have a net clear opening of not less than 5 square feet (0.465 m 2). The required size of the emergency escape and rescue opening is larger for above grade and below grade openings than it is for grade level openings. This is intended to allow emergency personnel carrying such equipment as a Scott air pack to enter the building. source
R310.2.2 Window sill height.
Where a window is provided as the emergency escape and rescue opening, it shall have a sill height of not more than 44 inches (1118 mm) above the floor; where the sill height is below grade , it shall be provided with a window well in accordance with Section R310.2.3.
R310.2.3 Window wells.
The horizontal area of the window well shall be not less than 9 square feet (0.9 m 2), with a horizontal projection and width of not less than 36 inches (914 mm). The area of the window well shall allow the emergency escape and rescue opening to be fully opened.
Exception: The ladder or steps required by Section R310.2.3.1 shall be permitted to encroach not more than 6 inches (152 mm) into the required dimensions of the window well.
R310.2.3.1 Ladder and steps.
Window wells with a vertical depth greater than 44 inches (1118 mm) shall be equipped with a permanently affixed ladder or steps usable with the window in the fully open position. Ladders or steps required by this section shall not be required to comply with Sections R311.7 and
R311.8. Ladders or rungs shall have an inside width of not less than 12 inches (305 mm), shall project not less than 3 inches (76 mm) from the wall and shall be spaced not more than 18 inches (457 mm) on center vertically for the full height of the window well.
Window wells shall be designed for proper drainage by connecting to the building’s foundation drainage system required by Section R405.1 or by an approved alternative method.
Exception: A drainage system for window wells is not required where the foundation is on well-drained soil or sand-gravel mixture soils in accordance with the United Soil Classification System, Group I Soils, as detailed in Table R405.1.
Area Walls - St. Paul Corrugating
Mfrs. Of A Complete Line Of Galvanized Steel Areawalls (Window Wells). Many Sizes Including Egress Code Complying…
Depending upon your budget, BILCO has an egress window well system that is right for you.
What to look for when buying egress windows - Pro Glass Company
Egress windows are emergency windows or openings large enough to allow people to easily exit the space, and for rescue…
Complete Guide to Installing, Replacing & Removing Windows - HomeAdvisor
HomeAdvisor's "How To" Window Replacement Guide gives tips and diy instructions on the best way to remove and install…
NYS Building Codes have Changed Effective October 1, 2016
AMONG THE CHANGES: Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings Required; Basements ... If you are a builder or contractor in…
Egress Window Kits - Code compliant window, well, ladder & cover
Free Shipping on our premade selection of Complete Egress Window Kits that contain an egress compliant well, basement…
Egress Window Wells & Covers
REDDCO Inc. supplies a complete selection of egress wells, egress well covers and egress windows in a wide range of…
Egress Windows in Kalamazoo
All-Star Remodeling & Design is a remodeling company that provides basement egress windows in many diffrent styles and…
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How to Hang Drywall
Despite their drab, if-you've-seen-one-you've-seen-them-all appearance, these flat sandwiches of gypsum plaster and…
Drywall Made Simple: Buy, Install and Finish in 13 Easy Steps
While there is no such thing as a perfect building material, drywall comes pretty close. For one thing, it's dirt…
Ductless Mini-Split HVAC / Air Conditioner — This Old House
Leveling A Floor
“How to Level a Concrete Basement Floor” ~SF Gate
Frame Walls in a Basement
“Building a Wall In Place” (Fine Homebuilding)