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Old 05-30-2012, 10:09 AM   #1
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fix a leaking basement window that's been filled in from outside

We have two basement windows with window wells that were "filled in" on the outside a few years ago with plywood and then the wells were filled with dirt to create a foundation for a large fountain. Now the windows are leaking with heavy rains. How can we fix the leaks from inside the basement, as we can't access it from the outside.


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Old 05-30-2012, 11:15 AM   #2
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There is no real way to make the window water tight.

You will need to brick/frame up the opening and even then, it might leak on you.

They should have been done differently but I don't want to appear as if I am rubbing salt in an open wound.


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