What is a Window Well?
If your home has a basement with windows you probably have window wells too. Window wells are the openings in the ground that allow light to come into the basement. Often, window wells are made from metal, plastic, wood, or concrete blocks to support the surrounding earth. Window wells must be properly installed to ensure excess rainwater drains away from your foundation. They can become a high maintenance item if not properly built and cared for.
Our solution is a maintenance free stamped concrete window well. Why concrete? Pressure treated wood will last between 5 to 10 years. Corrugated metal will start to rust and break down between 10 and 15 years after installation. If improperly installed, both of these products can become a concern for the homeowner. They can cave in or become misaligned with the foundation causing expensive repair bills.
How Long Does a Concrete Window Well Last?
A concrete window well installed directly onto the concrete footing of your home will never move and can last indefinitely. They are strong, durable, and virtually maintenance free. A well built concrete window well will go a long way in preventing future water damage in the basement of your home.
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