Fairfax Contractors

Egress Walkout Basement Contractor Northern Virginia

Egress walkout contractor Northern Virginia is Fairfax Contractor. Fairfax Contractor can build a basement egress walk-out for your Northern Virginia home. Building an egress walkout from your basement is a very difficult project. But Fairfax Contractor has the workers complete an egress basement walkout.  The egress walkout project is expensive but can provide equity to your home. Many reasons people want to install an ingress walkout system for their basement include a private entrance for renters or a basement office. Fairfax Contractor is unquestionably the best company to deal with if you’re looking to install an ingress basement walkout. First off, we hold a class A DPOR RBC endorsement under a license which enables us to pull the necessary permits for this type of project. In addition, we have the excavation equipment that will be necessary to dig out the dirt and remove it from your Northern Virginia home. To build a Northern Virginia egress walkout, we will need to pull building permits to get this job done. Our licensed engineers can produce plans that all counties in northern Virginia will approve. These counties include Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Arlington County, Stafford County, Fairfax City, Alexandria City, and the City of Vienna, VA. We are your egress walkout basement contractor in Northern Virginia

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How Fairfax Contractor Builds Basement Egress Walkout Projects

After the engineered plans for your walkout basement have been approved by your  County, we will start the project by calling Miss utilities of Virginia. An important step so that we do not disrupt any of the utilities during this process. Typically we will bring in an excavating machine to remove the dirt around your planned egress basement walkout project. Most egress walkouts require a 3-foot landing and 13 steps up to grade. This is a large area, and installing an egress walkout drainage in this area is oh so important. Considering the walls of your egress will exceed 6 feet, they are then considered a critical structure. Following the engineered plans after the area has been excavated, we will install the footing system for your egress walkout project. If your Northern Virginia home project is not located on problematic soils, the footing calculations will change; typically, an egress walkout will require a footing that is approximately 72% of the height of the walls needed to construct your project. As an example, most walls in an egress walkout system or about 8 feet tall; your footing requirements will be about a 5 1/2 foot footing. Once the footing has been excavated to the proper size, we will install the necessary rebar for the first step of inspections. Frequently Fairfax Contractor utilizes third-party inspections to build an egress walkout basement system. When the footings have been excavated, and all necessary rebar has been put into place, we will be ready for our first inspection. Upon completing the footing system for your egress walkout basement project has been approved, we will go on to the next step. The next step is to place concrete into the footing of your egress walkout. At this point, we can either build your egress walkout walls with a cinder block or a poured concrete wall. We have the forms, to build a brick embossed egress walkout system or utilize cinder blocks to create the walls. Most of the time, if we utilize a cinder block for an egress walkout, we will ultimately Those walls with either brick or stone to finalize the project. If you decide to utilize a cinder block frequently, the engineer will require bond beams in this retaining wall and welded wire mesh on all block courses. Once we have constructed the retaining walls for your egress walkout project, we will go to the next stage. That stage in building egress walkout in Northern Virginia includes waterproofing the exterior sections of the retaining wall. Typically most of the engineers that designed egress walkouts will require us to put approximately 12 inches of gravel behind the wall, with the drain system, and inch and 1/2 PVC piping 6 feet on the center that is connected to a drain pipe that will collect the water behind your egress walkout retaining wall. An inspection will be required to check the waterproofing and drainage system behind your egress walkout basement. Once we have a positive inspection report, we will prepare the landing and stair-step system for your egress walkout.

Along with the drainage system that will keep your Northern Virginia egress walkout project from flooding. We utilize many methodologies to ensure your egress walkout system will never flood. Once the drain system has been installed. Fairfax contractor will install the required, gravel, step framing, rebar, and often welded wire mesh. This needs to be inspected by local building inspectors to move on to the next step. The next step is to pour the concrete that will form your staircase to your egress walkout. We typically use a 3500 psi concrete mix to form the landing and staircase that will be finished with a fine broom finish. After the concrete staircase and landing have been finished, we will cut into your basement foundation wall to install a door of your choosing. When we got the concrete for your foundation, we need to reinforce the header to support the removed concrete by utilizing either steel or a concrete lintel. This needs to be inspected by a third-party inspector or a Northern Virginia County inspector to ensure that the header corresponds with the engineer’s drawings. The concrete for your door will be cut with the ring saw to accommodate either a patio door or just a 36-inch steel entry door. Egress Walkout Basement Contractor Northern Virginia has completed 40 plus installs.

Checkpoints For Installing an Egress Walkout In Northern Virginia

Checkpoints in installing an egress walkout for your basement in Northern Virginia
The First point is to hire a licensed DPOR Virginia Contractor with experience installing egress walkouts.

Not all Virginia contractors have the necessary endorsement under their contractor’s license to do this work. To install an egress walkout, they need an RBC endorsement to pull the necessary permits to start the project.

  1. Have the correct drainage system to ensure your egress walkout does not flood your basement.
  2. Your contractor should have on staff a licensed Virginia engineer to draw up the plans to get the necessary permits to build an egress walkout.
  3. Make sure you have a contractor with the necessary forms for the concrete retaining walls to form your egress walkout.
  4. Fairfax Contractor has probably fixed unlicensed and incompetent contractors that have tried to build an egress walkout. Though we have installed egress walkout systems, we are probably fixing more improper egress walkouts and building new ones.
  5. Never have your contractor asked you to pull the permits to build an egress walkout.
  6. Fairfax Contractor can install a code-compliant egress walkout system for your home in Northern Virginia.
  7. We design 2018 Virginia code-compliant egress walkout systems.
  8. Having a wrought iron fabrication shop in the house will save you money. We don’t need to subcontract out the necessary wrought iron railings that will be necessary for the final inspection of your egress walkout system.
  9. I key point is that we have the excavation equipment, dump trucks, and equipment to economically install an egress walkout system for your Northern Virginia home.
  10. If you are looking to install an egress walkout from your basement, Fairfax Contractor is the best at getting these walkout egress systems built. Look no further because we have the expert experience, the right licensing, engineering, and the time-tested ability to build an egress walkout system in your Northern Virginia home.

Egress Basement  Walkouts Require a Code Compliant  Guardrail

One of the money-saving benefits of dealing with Northern Virginia contractor Fairfax contractor has its welding shop. We can create both the guardrails and handrails necessary for your egress walkout. For more information about your railing fabrication, click this link. Professional Masons and certified welding contractors do all work on our walkout projects.