New Bulkheads

May 14, 2018

New bulkhead basement doors are a great way to improve your home’s basement. They provide easy access from the outdoors, and offer a safe way to get in and out of your basement. Egress Windows for basements are another great option for your home’s safety because they establish an exit for finished basement living areas. We are really big fans of Egress Windows for basements because they intertwine nicely with landscaping, as well as add light to Basement bedrooms. The new bulkhead basement doors make it easy to move furniture in and out of your Basement, and allows for easy access into your Basement without going through the main house entrance


Bulkhead basement doors should be installed when the weather is consistently above 40 degrees. The primary reason for this is due to the new sealant not being able to adhere properly to the concrete foundation and create a solid water tight seal. Most homes will need to have the bulkhead basement doors replaced every 15-20 years. If your home does not have a bulkhead basement entrance we are able to create one. We have the capabilities to cut an opening in most types of foundations and install new precast steps with bulkhead basement doors.  


Basement Egress Windows are installed to add light into your Basement and also add an emergency escape route option. The Basement Egress Windows offer stairs that incline from the Basement Window and end at ground level.  You are able to incorporate mulch and flower beds and other landscaping options into the design to integrate the product into your yard. Optional plastic covers are able to be added on top of egress windows to keep water and animals from climbing down to the window as well.  


Most standard bulkhead basement door replacements start at $725 for the basement bulkhead doors and $395 for installation. If you have any questions on pricing for your home please feel free to give us a call.