Egress FAQ’s

Add a Cellar Entrance

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Adding a basement access does not need to be painful. Let Steelway Cellar Doors take all the fear out of the process. We handle the permits, the measurements, the digging, the cutting, the design work and the initial backfill. We don’t use any subcontractors so you’re assured of having the highest quality installers. We obtain permits on all the jobs we do so you can be assured the work will be done properly and all necessary insurance is in place. When we’re finished you will have a code compliant, easy to use outside basement access. Whether you want to increase your basement’s safety or just avoid bringing large objects through the home just to get to the basement, a Steelway Cellar Door can be easily installed on your home in less than a day.

Call today for an appointment (610) 277-9988

Add a Window Egress

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Adding a basement egress should be done properly and Steelway knows how! Adding a basement window egress can be a tricky installation if not handled properly. You are opening up a wide entrance in your basement and the risk of water penetration is higher with window egresses. We take extra care to make sure the job is done right. Dozens of times each year we get calls from contractors who ask us to ‘bail them out’ when the window egress they wanted to install didn’t go well. Make the right call and have Steelway do it right the first time. We thru-bolt a concrete window well – assuring it will never pull away from the home. We provide an engineer designed support – to make sure there is no structural change to the building. Window egresses can bring wonderful light to the basement living space while getting the basement up to code. Don’t take chances with contractors who do egress ‘once and a while’ – contact Steelway!

Call today for an appointment (610) 277-9988

Why Steelway

Let us handle it all. We do everything from calling the utilities to backfilling the hole.

  1. Because we specialize in these additions you don’t have to worry about open holes, unsupported walls or calling several contractors.
  2. Cellar doors, concrete cellar entrances and window wells are all that we do!
  3. Your project will be completed in 1 day!
  4. No dust or fumes in your home. We use special equipment to protect your living space.
  5. Engineered supports, as needed, keep your home structurally sound.
  6. STEELWAY is the recognized industry leader!

EXPERIENCE
For 50+ years all we have done is work on cellar entrances. Our experienced team has personally installed over 15,000 entrances. We offer professional service and old style workmanship.

Why Steelway

  1. Will my yard be damaged?
    We use a landscape grade excavator and take all reasonable precautions to protect your yard. But, it is a construction project and you probably will need some landscaping work after we complete the job. For specific questions, please ask your sales representative.
  2. Do I need to paint the door at the top?
    The Steelway door comes with a shop applied primer and will need a coat of exterior grade paint within a few months of installation.
  3. Do I need a permit?
    YES. We take care of all the work required to get the permit, however the actual cost of the permit is the homeowner’s responsibility. It is critical to have a permit assuring that you comply with all codes in your township.
    This is your guarantee the work is being done properly.
  4. Is a door at the bottom included?
    We can install a six panel insulated steel door for an extra fee if you choose.
  5. What about the dust and dirt in my house?
    We use special equipment that virtually eliminates the dust in your house so there is no clean up.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Let us do it all. We will arrange for the permits, call the utilities, excavate, saw, cut a hole, lower and seal a pre-cast set of concrete stairs to your foundation and do the initial backfill. The entire construction process takes less than a day so there is no risk of an exposed foundation or water leaking.

Call today for a free quote (610) 277-9988

Need Help? We’re available at

1-877-553-2610 or (877) 553-2610

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