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A built-in stair design takes basement safety to the next level

Before After Rhino Well installed


Once a basement is turned into a second living space or bedroom, it is required by Ohio law to have a means of escape in the lower level.


RhinoWells® Egress Wells and Covers meet basement building codes for below-grade living space egress and can protect your windows from the outside elements.


  • Maintenance-free - won’t rust or dent like metal
  • Come in two designer colors and two size options
  • Matching covers keep wells free of moisture, pests and debris

An egress window is important because it provides a second means of escape other than the stairs in a basement. It is actually required by Ohio law that once a basement is turned into a bedroom; an egress window must be installed. But beyond keeping up with code requirements, egress windows and well covers by RhinoWells® can also bring many benefits to your home. With the built-in door and stair design, the primary benefit of RhinoWells is safety. Homeowners can have peace of mind that In the event of a fire or other emergency, they will have no problems evacuating the basement quickly and safely.

In addition to safety features, an egress window can also increase the value of your home and improve the look of your basement windows tremendously. With two size options and two designer colors to choose from, RhinoWells will blend seamlessly with the exterior look of your home and the landscaping. Once an egress is installed, it is important to protect the area from damaging outside elements such as moisture, dirt and debris, and unwanted pests and critters. RhinoWells offer durable window well covers that fit the area perfectly and are designed specifically to keep the area clean and dry for years to come.

If you are considering finishing your basement or would like to use your lower level as an extra sleeping area, contact The Basement Doctor today to learn more about egress window options. We offer free whole-home inspections to Central Ohio homeowners.

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