A basement with windows at, or slightly below, ground level is an indication of window wells. The window well not only lets you see out but also has critical advantages. We also offer Heated Floors Services in Calgary. A window well is a U-shaped, ribbed metal or plastic product available with us designed to fit around basement windows which are either at or below grade. They are available in several different size, widths, and heights. The window wells that we provide allow basement windows to have some view lets light into the basement, allows you to climb out the basement window in an emergency, and if properly installed and maintained, it provides a way for water to run away from the house rather than in the window. Our experts recommend:
- Using window wells where the bottom of a basement window is at or near ground level.
- Window Wells that not only allow for proper grading but also prevent dirt from rotting window sills.
- Outer edges of the window well to surround the window and be airtight.
- The area inside the window to be cleared of dirt and filled with loose gravel or rock allowing water to easily drain and filter down to the foundation weeping tile.