Deck Over Basement Window - Options

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Old 04-20-19, 12:57 PM
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Deck Over Basement Window - Options

What options do I have to build a deck over this window area? Do I need to remove it and seal the basement wall? Can I just keep it and build the deck right over it?
 

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Without a picture we have no idea of the situation!
 
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I suppose local codes will need to be checked, but here in Western New York there are many homes with decks build adjacent to house and the basement window just covered up by the deck. My son's home is an example. From the basement the window can still be opened but it goes to under the deck. I doubt there are any problems in doing so.
 
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Sorry about the image. Hope you can see it now. When I added it the first time I was able to see it.

Anyway, hoping I can just build the deck right over this basement window.

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The only issue I see is if the window well were to fill up with debris and water there wouldn't really be any way to clean it out.
 
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Perhaps I would be able to open the window from inside of the basement and clear out debris?

I'm also considering the possibility of framing around the well and run deck boards perpendicular to the others and leave about a 2 inch gap between them. If I needed to I could just unscrew this grate and access the well area.

Something similar to the pic below I guess. I would probably paint that joist underneath though the same color as my boards.

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No issue covering the window. It isn't an egress.

Yes, you could clean from the inside, but I like the idea of having a removable "grate".
 
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Why not just fill the window area up to grade. Make the base of the widow even with ground and be done with it. With a deck covering, little or no debris will accumulate.
 
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The photo below from a post on another subject shows expanded metal grate to catch debris from shoes outside doors on my deck. The same would allow some light into your window if you want that.

https://www.doityourself.com/forum/a...d-img0248a.jpg

(The small grate is a drainage box used as a dryer vent.)
 
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