Basement window wells – Dirt pushing against the window leads to tension in the window and the frame can cause the window frame to separate, allowing water to enter through small holes. Remove the gravel from the window either by hand or with a small shovel. Dig the soil around the existing window and a minimum of 12 inches from the right edge of the window out and deep enough to expose the lower edge of the pit. Set aside land. Remove the screws from the existing well with locking pliers or an adjustable wrench.
Place the new window springs against the foundation with the same distance from the edge of the window to the edge of the window and on each side of the window. Make marks on the foundation through the pre-drilled in the basement window wells with a pencil holes. Equip a drill with a masonry bit with carbide tip. Drill through brands that match the depth of the holes to bolt length. Coat the inside of the bolt holes with epoxy adhesive masonry. Coat the ends of the screws with epoxy adhesive.
Run a bead of caulk around the edges exterior window, so it suits the house foundation. Align the window holes and the holes drilled in the base. Place the bolt through the hole in the basement window wells and drilled holes. Grip the bolt head with a wrench or socket and ratchet and turn right to sink the pin into the hole. Repeat for each bolt hole. Fill the area between the window and the fine gravel to the bottom of the window frame to provide adequate drainage. Fill the area around the outside of the window openings with dirt, so the dirt highest where the window is so inclined away from the window as well.
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