The basic purpose of having window wells is the fact that it allows the light to enter in your basements as well as keep the water and soil away from your windows that are positioned in ground level or on your semi-basement. Most of these window wells are a feet or meter deep that is also filled with gravel to drain the well. If you have your own window well, you are actually adding decoration to your home but still considering practicality. Since you have a well that can allow light to enter, it is very useful whenever you want to stay in your basement.
It is very important that safety is prioritized whenever you decide to do some remodeling on your homes. That is why it is important that you know how to assess the safety when you are inside your home.
One of the roles of having a basement window well is that fact that you feel safer having it as part of your home. Whenever there is an emergency and you can’t get out through your main door, having a basement be one of your exits.
Window wells can be installed without the help of hiring a professional to do the task for you but if you ever decide to do it on your own, don’t forget there are no authorities that need your permission to be granted before you can start installing the window well. But once your window well is larger than the required size under the small-scale category, you are left with no choice but to get the needed building permits. Also, don’t forget to check first if your window well can protect you from water accumulation. The reason why gravel is present in your well is to help you with the drainage system but if you failed to install it properly, then the result might be the opposite.
But if you really want to have it installed by yourself, make sure that you have read the steps in doing it. The first step in the installation process is to at least be aware of the area where your ground level window is located and by doing so, you need to place your prefabricated window against it to have a clearer picture of the area. Next, you need to have the gravel covering the hole with a measurement of 4 inches or at least 10 cm and then place the window well on your foundation. Afterwards, the bolts must go into the foundation and by doing so, make sure you have marked properly where to place the bolts and then have it drilled into the foundation. Next, have the window well secured into the foundation through the bolts.