Not only are basement window wells visually appealing, but they also serve two essential purposes: allowing natural light into basements and forming an egress for emergency exits in the event of a fire.
Basements are typically dark places with little light. This is due to the fact that, owing to their propensity to be constructed underground, window placement is difficult. Window wells allow for sunshine into basements, which helps define the space and makes it less gloomy. This also makes the area more accessible to use should other lighting systems fail.
Besides from being appealing, window wells provide a safe escape route in basements. In case of a fire, window wells become an egress that allows people to leave the home safely without having to go through thick smoke. They can easily be opened which allows for easy crawl out access.
Window wells are an excellent investment. They provide a lot of value, whether it's additional light in your basement or an emergency exit. For window well installation, contact us now. Our experts are qualified and experienced, and they're prepared to offer you with quality services.
Window wells are excavated and built around the basement window. They can be constructed of concrete or steel, depending on the manufacturer. Concrete is widely regarded as the most popular material for window wells because it allows light to pass through while yet providing a firm barrier against the soil outside.
Concrete window wells are typically created by building metal forms attached to the house's foundation wall with anchors and screws. A pre-cast concrete unit is placed in the forms, and a concrete mix is poured into them. The window well is then finished with waterproofing material to prevent water from accumulating in it after curing.
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