Redi-Exit's Egress Well Ladders meet current IRC Code for all custom fabricated Concrete, Brick, Stone, Block or Pressure Treated Wood, Egress Wells that are deeper than 44" high to have a ladder or steps to allow for easy exit during an emergency. We offer two versions, a bolt-on ladder or a bolt-on ladder with a hook.
Made from Galvanized Steel and are available in either powder coated white or gray.
Designed to hold up to 300 lbs.
3 step ladder for wells 48″ deep or less
4 step ladder for wells 52″ – 62″ deep
5 step ladder for wells 63″ + deep
Bolt-on Ladders can be stacked (3 step and a 4 step can be stacked to make a 7 step ladder)
Do egress window wells need egress ladders?
Egress Wells that are deeper than 44" high to have a escape ladder or steps to allow for an emergency escape by code. We recommend a basement window that has a well also have an escape ladder. Egress ladders is essential in the case of an emergency.
How many rungs does my egress ladder need?
The number of rungs required for an egress ladder depends on the height of the structure and the regulations in your area. Generally, the minimum number of steps allowed is three, but more steps may be necessary depending on how high off the ground your structure is. For example, if you are installing a ladder that reaches a height of 10 feet, you may need to install five or six rungs. It is important to check with your local building codes to determine the exact requirements for your area. Additionally, always ensure that the ladder has anti-slip treads on each step as well as handrails at both sides of the ladder for added safety and stability.
Bolt-on ladder or a bolt-on ladder with a hook?
A bolt-on ladder will become a permanent attachment where a bolt-on ladder with a hook does not need to be a permanent attachment. The hook simply attaches to the window well and can be used to fit many different styles. We offer both styles in white and gray to match your window well. For example, white ladders match white basement windows and white window wells. A bolt-on ladder, or escape ladder, can be placed anywhere on the well. It's important to make the ladder easy for egress in case you need to exit through your window and window well.
Can a step be used for a basement window?
Many step ladders can be used for egress windows, depending on the size and weight of the user. Each ladder will specify a maximum weight capacity. It’s also important to make sure the ladder is sturdy enough. If it feels wobbly when you climb up and down, you should look for another one. Redi-Exit's window well ladders are extreme heavy duty escape ladders.