A Bilco Perm Entry basement entrance is an ideal solution to add value to any home by providing convenient, direct access to basement areas. The Perm Entry unit consists of a precast concrete stairwell; made with Milan Vault’s tested and proven concrete, and a Bilco basement door. Delivered and installed on your foundation by Milan Vault staff.
Provides direct access to mechanical equipment, reducing traffic and damage to the main level of the home.
Allows large furniture, bulky appliances and patio furniture to be easily moved into basement areas
Creates additional living space and sealable square footage.
The PermEntry system works well on any new or existing concrete foundation.
Basic Installation Process:
Holes for the special high-strength bolts are drilled through foundation.
Facing surfaces are coated with self-sealing butyl resin strip sealant for a watertight seal. The PermEntry precast stairwell is then lowered into position onto the foundation footing.
Precast stairwell is secured prior to backfill through foundation wall using built-in steel anchors. On a block or precast foundation, a permanent steel support is installed on a concrete slab underneath the precast unit.
The Bilco door is anchored to the precast stairwell and caulked. The area is then backfilled and landscaped.
Advantages and Features: Concrete Stairwell
Made from the same NPCA tested and proven concrete as all of the concrete products Milan Vault produces.
Precast in one piece.
Can be installed on poured concrete and concrete block foundations.
Satisfies IRC 2015 Building Code requirements for emergency egress in finished basements.