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Old 01-24-06, 12:29 PM
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door to the outside

My basement currently has no door from the outside. I am entertaining the idea of looking into putting a door in. My basement is below the ground so you would have to go about 7 ft down. Is this a big job and costly and is it even worth it? Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-24-06, 02:13 PM
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Does your basement have any current means of eggress? Are you looking to do this as a DIY project?
 
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Old 01-24-06, 03:51 PM
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I am not sure what eggress is? No I dont really think I could do this as a diy project or perhaps I could I am not even sure of how to go about it
 
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Old 01-25-06, 06:44 AM
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P.T. Barnum once cleared out his overcrowded museum (in order to make more room for people paying to get in) by putting up a big sign saying:

"THIS WAY TO THE EGRESS!"

That would be "EXIT" to you and me.

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Old 01-25-06, 06:52 AM
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No there is no way to exit other than going upstairs. The downstairs is completly undeground except for about a foot at the top (where the small basement windows are). Is this a project I could do myself and what would have to be done?
 
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Old 01-25-06, 07:09 AM
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This would probably best be left to professionals. There is alot involved with excavation, concrete work, supporting and cutting an openoing in the existing foundation, drainage, etc. You are looking at several thousand dollars to have this done.
 
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Old 01-25-06, 07:19 AM
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I figured that.....I guess I will just dream now and keep playing the lottery
 
 

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