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Old 05-11-05, 12:24 PM
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How do you put in a window well? Any ideas would be welcomed.
 
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Is this for a egress window or a regular basement window.
 
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It is a regular basement window. the ground slopes toward the house, but if i fill it to the right level with dirt, it will cover the window.
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Corregated galvanized window wells come in various depths. Assuming your basement window is in a standard 32 1/2" wide opening, your window well will be about 36" wide and can be attached to the house with Tapcon cement screws. You need to determine how deep your window well needs to be, based on how high the dirt will be outside the window well, whether you want to be able to see out the window, or whether it will be installed level with the top of the window.

You want to dig a hole around the window big enough to insert the window well, and dig it about 6" deeper than the bottom of the window opening. You also need dig enough dirt outside the window well so as to provide enough room to screw the window well to your foundation. Hold it at the proper height- it doesn't need to sit on dirt if you've dug it out deep enough- and screw it on, making sure the top is level. Once it's attached, put some landscaping fabric down that will allow water to pass through it, then fill the bottom of the hole with gravel or rock. Also backfill the outside of the window well with a little gravel, then fill the rest of the outside with dirt.
 
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Window Well

XSleeper told you correct. However, recently fiberglass wells have appeared in Home Improvement Stores. So now you have a choice. Good Luck
 
 

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