How to Fix a Flooding Window Well

How to Fix a Flooding Window Well

There’s nothing that can send a shock wave of panic through a homeowner like a flooding window well. Water leaking into your basement can quickly and seriously damage appliances, walls, finish work and even some of your home’s major systems like the HVAC or electrical. But what can be done? Is there a way to […]

Window Well Height: What’s the Rule?

Window Well Height: What's the Rule?

Habitable rooms within a basement also need to conform to the International Residential Code building code for windows. This requires a basement to contain no less than one operable emergency escape and rescue opening. In turn, these openings also need to follow minimum specifications.

What Are Galvanized Window Wells?

Galvanized window wells are the most standard window well option on the market. They have everything you’d want in a window well; they’re durable, they last for up to 30 years, and they don’t rust. When it comes to window wells, these are the total package. But what else do you need to know about […]

Where Do Window Well Drains Go?

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If you own a home with a basement, you may find yourself asking yourself questions about your window wells, specifically your window well drains. Think about it: understanding the function of your window well drains is going to lend some serious peace of mind when it comes to properly tending to your home and keeping […]

Should a Window Well be Attached to Foundation?

Should Window Wells Be Attached To Foundation?

If you’re undertaking a DIY basement project for your window wells, you may wonder if it needs to be attached to the foundation. Whether you’re just replacing an existing window well or you’re doing a huge basement renovation, you want to make sure you’re doing everything in a way that is structurally sound and up […]

Where is a Window Well Drain Located?

Where is a Window Well Drain Located?

If you have a window well in your home, you have a window well drain. It’s important to note this drain when considering how to maintain your home. There are some parts of having basement window wells that you may not have considered. Where is the window well located? What purpose does it serve? Is […]

How Deep Should a Basement Window Well Be

How Deep Should a Basement Window Well Be?

If you’re planning some renovations and find yourself wondering how deep your basement window well should be, you’re not alone!  We’ve all heard the old adage to measure twice and cut once. When it comes to making sure you’re setting yourself up for success with your window well installation, it’s wise to make sure you’re […]

What Are Window Wells Made Of?

What Are Window Wells Made Of

Anyone who has a home with a basement knows that window wells are an absolute necessity to keep your property safe.  These are what make it possible to have windows that let in that beautiful, natural sunlight, and can even provide an easy way in and out of the basement if you find yourself in […]

How Do You Cover A Window Well?

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If you are a homeowner, chances are you have brainstormed your windows structure, as well as how to cover a window well.   For every home, window wells are part of all building codes and regulations that are mandatory. Since you legally have to have them, make sure you know how to care and cover them […]

Window Well Height: What’s The Rule?

Window Well Height: What's The Rule

Whether you are building a new home, or remodeling an old home- knowing the requirements for windows and window well height is a must.  There are certain rules and codes to follow in Utah and beginning with these in mind will make either option seem less stressful.  What Is A Window Well? First things first. […]