Window wells are not only an aesthetically pleasing addition to many basements but they also serve two purposes: they allow natural light into basements and form an egress for emergency exits in case of a fire.
Basements are often dark spaces with not a lot of light shinning in. This is due to the fact that they are often built below ground level which makes window placement difficult. Window well installation allow for light into basements which helps formulate the space so it doesn't seem so dark and uninviting. This also makes the area more accessible to use should other lighting systems fail.
Besides from lighting, window wells provide an accessible way out of the home which gives people a better chance at survival than not having such an exit. 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 waterproofing contractors 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 made from concrete or steel, depending on the window well manufacturer. Concrete is seen as the most popular material used to construct window wells due to its ability to allow light to filter through while still providing a concrete barrier from the surrounding earth.
A concrete window well is normally formed by using metal forms that are attached to the house's foundation wall with anchors and screws. A pre-cast concrete unit is then placed into the forms and a concrete mixture is poured into them. After curing, the window well is finished with waterproofing material so water cannot accumulate in it.
The instalment of window wells is a worth your money. From added light in your basement to an emergency exit, they provide a lot of value. Contact us today for window well installation. Our technicians are certified and professional trained, ready to provide you with the best services.
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