Outside Basement Entries

Outside basement entries have many benefits besides just providing access to your home. If you are looking to really take advantage of that extra space in your basement then installing an outside entry is a great start. Thinking about moving loved ones into the basement? Then you want to make sure that it’s a safe, habitable environment for them.

What’s considered a Habitable room?

Habitable rooms are living, sleeping, eating and cooking rooms. These rooms have special requirements for ventilation, size and ceiling height that don’t apply to most non-habitable rooms. According to residential code 2000 basements and every sleeping room shall have at least one operable emergency and rescue opening. Such an opening shall open directly into a public street, public alley, yard or court. By installing an outside entry you can be sure that your basement now complies with the building codes.

How can you make your basement feel more like home?

Installing a new basement entry door can help transform your lower level, making it brighter (by adding more natural light), safer (safer by creating a second exit), comfortable and more convenient.


Can you cut a door into an existing Foundation?

We can install a basement door anywhere on a basement wall. If you have an area that is currently underground, it’s not a problem we can still install an outside entry for you.


The benefits of installing a basement door

  1. Design a private entry for your basement workshop, office, bedroom or studio.
  2. Add easy access to your basement.
  3. Create a mud room or pet entry.
  4. Bring in more natural light and fresh air.
  5. Make it easier to move furniture or appliances into your basement.
  6. Ensure a safe escape route in case of fire. (Building codes require all habitable space in the basement to have an exterior door or Egress compliant window.)
  7. Add value to your biggest investment: Your Home

What are you waiting for? Put in a door and bring your basement to life! 

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