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. It is commonly a feet or meter deep and it is even filled with small layers of gravel to help drain the well. Having window wells is in fact a wise idea as well as a decorative one. Because of the fact that light can already enter through the basement window well, you will for more at ease staying in your basements.
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.
That is why you have a basement window well because it gives you additional protection. Whenever there is an emergency and you can’t get out through your main door, having a basement be one of your exits.
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If you decide to install the window well on your own without any help from a professional, you can do so but just remember that for small-scale window well, the approval of your municipal authority is not a requirement at all therefore giving you freedom to do the installation. 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. You should also put in mind that window well should be checked for 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.
If you want to do the installation correctly, you need to follow important steps. The first thing that you must do is to have yourself familiarized the place where the ground level window is located and to do that, you must bring your prefabricated window in the said area for estimation. 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. Then you can mark the bolts and drill into the foundation. Next, have the window well secured into the foundation through the bolts.
But if you doubt your abilities of doing it correctly, might as well hire a professional.