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You need a general contractor - prefereably one who specializes in additions, because you have excavation, waterproofing, concrete, concrete cutting, carpentry, door and window, etc trades to coordinate.

The cost will depend a great deal on your topography around the house - if the base of the window will be above ground level at least 6 inches, then could run about $500 for a legal egress window purchase and about $1000-2000 for installation, depending on how deep into the concrete you have to cut.

If the bottom of the window will be below ground level, then to call it a bedroom (which mandates legal sized second egress and usauully at least one window)  then you will have two choices - bring it out into a solid watertight concrete storm cellar with collar to keep water out, stairs, and and weather and bug-tight cellar door that is inward-opening, which means a lot of space for stairs and landings top and bottom, or bring it out into an oversized window well at least 36 inches in diameter, and with steps to ground level, with adequate drainage and waterproofing to keep it dry. Either way, sometimes about as easy to put in an outside door as a window, and might raise property value more. Cost from $2-5,000 depending on how deep into concrete wall you have to dig, whether concrete wsall needs reinforcing with steel frame because of the depth of cut, how easy the digging is, and what your water conditions are near the foundation. The last thing you want to do is create an easy water or vermin ingress with your egress.

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Dictated by Federal LAW , you will need a Licensed and EPA Certified HVAC Contractor

to make such repairs . In fact , by law , ONLY A licenesed HVAC contractor can buy or install

said eguipment , NOT A handyman nor general contractor !

 

YES , You should have an A.C. sleeve surrounding the through the wall unit . These sleeves will usually accompany NEW products , either as a package or an add on equipment purchase.

 

Contact a Licenesed PROFFESSIONAL at once !

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     It depends on what type of ramp you need. If it is built out of wood you could look for a carpenter or a deck company. If you are looking for a concrete ramp a mason would be what you are looking for. There are also metal ramps and I believe some medical supply companies may carry them or be able to steer you in the right direction. As for insurance coverage I am not sure. You may have coverage and would be best talking to your agent. Depending on why you need this ramp there may even be programs through your local government or even some of the local charities might help. It might be a project a local Scout Troop might help out on.

 

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Carpenters in Fosters, AL

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1st Class Improvements LLC

9485 Crete Cir
Tuscaloosa

All Around The House

3612 17th ave n e

ATACIC

218 oscar argo road
Birmingham

Cone Construction

2844 30th St
Northport

Elevate Construction Inc

1000 S Fairfield Drive

Halo Construction LLC

PO Box 1606
Northport

Handy Works

11628 Brown Circle

Home Maintenance Plus

15274 Tropic Drive

Jaz contractors

134 circle wood de

JD Construction Services

25 Aldrich Rd
Montevallo

Lawson Roofing & Remodeling

515 Old Highway 25 W
Columbiana

Mr. Clean Handyman Service

1234 west street
Elrod

Norm's Custom Woodworking

13610 Christian Dr
Northport

Pickett Construction LLC

8101 Highway 119
Alabaster

Prestige Roofing Company

1871 Slaughter Road
Madison

Quality Remodeling

PO Box 231
Fosters

Randy Hamner Construction Co. Inc.

11201 House Bend Rd.
Northport

SCOTT BOND CONSTRUCTION

1101 30TH AVE
Northport

Start to Finish Contractors

2400 East Road
Mobile

STEADFAST ENTERPRISES INC

170 INGATE RD
Centreville

Steele Remodeling and Restoration

11801 Benton Ave
Northport

Superior Roofing And Remodeling LLC

8196 Russell Drive
Mccalla

Walters Custom Homes Inc

PO Box 2730
Tuscaloosa

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