How do you create egress? Egress simply means an exit in case of an emergency. Building codes determine how big this needs to be and where, but an egress can generally be a large window with a low sill that most people can use to climb out. It can also be a door, which either means digging a concrete stairwell or installing a new door if your home is on a sloped lot.
Door to outside from the 1/2 way point landing of staircase to basement. SMART! If this was not done, then this would only be a "daylight" basement, instead of a walkout. BRILLIANT ARCHITECTURE! Transitional Ranch #15 Photos | Genesis Homes | Custom Home Builder Des Moines and surrounding area