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Old 07-31-2012, 08:25 AM   #1
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Basement window egress

I'm thinking of buying a house and converting the basement to a legal apartment, however the windows are too small. I'm wondering a few things:

a) approximately how much would it cost to increase the size of the windows (block or concrete foundation), let's say there are 5 windows
b) what's the extent of the work (how long, how invasive)
c) who would I hire to do this (structural contractor, engineer..etc)
d) do I have to submit drawings?

Any advice would be greatly appriciated


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Old 07-31-2012, 08:54 AM   #2
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I see no way anyone here is going to be of much help on this one.
Going to need to start calling some local contractors or masons.
A "ball park" cost will do you 0 good from people that have never seen your home, do not know local labor cost, local codes, ect.


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Old 08-06-2012, 12:46 PM   #3
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Since I don't know where you are located I will just give you a link to a list of installers for Egress Windows.
Also, you can look over the rest of the site to educate yourself on the prices of the materials you would need.
I'm happy that you would be interested in making it a legal apartment, there is a lot of liability doing it any other way.

My intention is not to keep plugging my site, however there are two blog posts that I think you would benefit from as well.

Good luck. I'm available for additional advice if you would like.


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