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Old 10-16-2010, 10:10 AM   #1
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When Cutting hole in concrete foundation wall is there a minimum distance from the house that needs to be excavated? I am planning to enlarge the window height and believe I can save money by digging myself and possibly installing the window well also. Peter

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When Cutting hole in concrete foundation wall is there a minimum distance from the house that needs to be excavated? I am planning to enlarge the window height and believe I can save money by digging myself and possibly installing the window well also. Peter
It sounds like an egress window. Various companies sell kits for this application. What you need to install will depend on how high ground level is from where you step out of the window. Many kits have intergrated ladders or steps to get you up to the surface.
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Yes, just search "angle of repose". Be very careful:http://jobsite.buildiq.com/articles/...on-safety.aspx
Basic egress info: http://illowaicc.org/uploadedFiles/I...20Openings.pdf

http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=...33otStRi7Aff7g

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