Egress Window Drainage

Old 02-24-10, 05:36 PM
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Egress Window Drainage

Can you tell me how deep the gravel needs to be in the window well for drainage? I'm assuming it is pretty much just a french drain.
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It kind of depends on your building code where you live. Some codes say go to the foundation and hook into your foundation drain line. If your code does not call for this, I usually go down about 18" below the bottom of the window. I then back fill with 1" rock to the bottom of the well. Hope this helps.

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