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EGRESS WINDOWS

Increase the safety of you home with the installation of a basement escape windows in your foundation.  With IWS’s efficient and clean service work is complete in just one day! As a full service concrete cutting contractor, IWS has the right equipment to cut through your entire foundation from the outside of your house. We also use water on our blades which eliminates dust all together (2-3 cup per opening). The typical Egress Window Installedcarpenter would have to cut with a gas saw from both side making it very difficult to get a nice clean cut as well as filling your home with dust and gas emissions.  Our start to finish:

The Space Creators! Professionally Installed Basement Escape Windows!

Here is our install process:
  • Fibergass mats are placed on the yard for transportation of our mini-excavator. This helps to prevent yard damage.

  • Excavation of the foundation is then performed exposing the footings and drain tile.

  • Rock is put in hole over exposed tile providing optimal drainage. Water that gets into hole will filter down directly to tile.

  • Time to cut. Foundation is cut to exact size, all cutting is preformed from the out side of your home.

  • Window installation. IWS installs a custom made inswing window which allows for egress from basement even if the window well is obstructed. Example: installing a crank out window with an uncovered window well, if the well filled up with snow, it is possible the window would not be able to open. Safety first.

  • Window well instillation is next. IWS offers your standard metal well, or a decorative Rockwell Window Well (www.rockwellinc.com.) The RockWell is fiberglass designed to look like a stone wall giving more character to the egress and also proving a safety step for easy escape. (pictured to the right)

  • Backfill and removal of all excess material from site. Enjoy the sunlight!

Iowa Wall Sawing has just:

  • Made your basement a safer place,

  • Brought in sunlight,

  • Made it a more livable area, &,

  • Increased the value of your home in half of a day!

See the difference an egress window and rock well from Iowa Wall Sawing will make in your house!

Our Products

IWS uses Parco Windows and Rockwell Window Wells. Learn more about their products by clicking on their pictures.

Parco Warranty and Warranty Transfer Form

***NOTE***
An egress window must have a clear opening of at least 5.7 sq. ft.—large enough to allow a firefighter, with equipment, to enter the home through the window. In addition, the window must be at least 20 in. wide and 24 in. high (while still meeting the 5.7-sq.-ft. requirement). Finally, the bottom of the opening can be no more than 44 in. from the floor.