Basement Stair location

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Posted by: from Windsor
6/7/2018 at 12:09:34 PM

Can basement stairs exit through a garage, instead of leading into the house?

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Date/Time6/7/2018 at 2:35:55 PM

While they can in theory, we would recommend against this from a cost perspective as you are likely cutting slab, and you have to ensure no carbon monoxide enters the home.

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Date/Time6/7/2018 at 2:48:47 PM

Agree with Guy.

Yes, you can. However the drawbacks are significant if this is a retrofit. If you are building new, then you need to ensure the door and any exposed interior wall facing the garage is sealed completely. Also means your door must be a 34" RSO Aluminum storm door (exterior door). Two reasons, first for gas sealing. Second, because the garage is a "cold zone" (unheated) and you, by Code, must have an exterior door used when a doorway separates a cold zone from wqrm zone.

Hope that helps.

- Tim

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Steve from SJD Contractors in Newmarket
Date/Time6/7/2018 at 3:07:31 PM

Yes. Looking at 20K

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Robert from ElecTriLight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time6/7/2018 at 4:13:21 PM

yes. multiple codes must be followed but a job in Mississauga recently had no issues. Fire rated steel door, auto closures, locks on outside only, hand rails, lighting, waterproofing, etc..

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Date/Time6/8/2018 at 7:38:14 AM

Yeah it is doable but still will be an expensive job and should done by code

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Hossein from Ideal Dream Homes in Thornhill
Date/Time6/12/2018 at 10:11:40 PM

Yes it is possible; but if you can make a separate entrance it increases value of your house.

This makes your garage a bit smaller but it is an asset.


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