Even if your clients aren't planning to finish the basement in their new home right away, it makes sense to consider a ScapeView Series 6000 egress window before the foundation goes in. The two-piece assembly includes a pour-in-place buck and a snap-in window unit. The buck comes in four standard widths and has tie slots for securing it to the formwork. The fully welded window unit meets egress requirements and includes a screen and heavy-duty lock. A 4'x4' window (for an 8-inch-thick wall) with a matching two-tier escape well lists at $1,137. Bilco, 203/934-6363, www.bilco.com

Most appliance-store dehumidifiers aren't up to the challenge of a basement environment because they aren't recommended for temperatures below 65°F. However, high-

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