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doo-man23@comcast.net 11-02-2008 02:12 PM

basement window
 
Hi I Have A Basement Window A Grad Of Out Side Ground. I Think I Will Fill It In But How Would I Go Adout Doing It Rebar,cement Or What

Reilley 11-02-2008 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by doo-man23@comcast.net (Post 179871)
Hi I Have A Basement Window A Grad Of Out Side Ground. I Think I Will Fill It In But How Would I Go Adout Doing It Rebar,cement Or What

Huh?

You have a basement window... that you want to install into an existing hole?

You want a basement window where there currently is no opening?

Sorry I can't make sense of your post.

doo-man23@comcast.net 11-02-2008 02:27 PM

No Sorry But The Window Is There But No Good Taking It Out And Look At It The Sill Is Groud Level Water May Get In So Like To Filling It Up With Some Cement 6"and Rebar So It 6"higher Then Out Side Ground And Then Put New Smaller Window In

Ron6519 11-02-2008 03:02 PM

You can just use a concrete ready mix for the job. You really don't need rebar for this application, but you can use it if you like.
Ron

Marvin Gardens 11-02-2008 03:52 PM

Easier to dig out the ground than to cement it up and put in a smaller window.

Plus if the window is in a bedroom and is large enough you can count that as a bedroom if you ever sell your house. If you make it smaller then you might have to subtract a bedroom if you sell it. Most code has a requirement for the size of emergency access.

Think this out before you proceed.

Reilley 11-02-2008 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Marvin Gardens (Post 179909)
Easier to dig out the ground than to cement it up and put in a smaller window.

Plus if the window is in a bedroom and is large enough you can count that as a bedroom if you ever sell your house. If you make it smaller then you might have to subtract a bedroom if you sell it. Most code has a requirement for the size of emergency access.

Think this out before you proceed.

I agree. This is what window wells are for.

Bedroom egress and natural sunlight are two reasons why larger is better when it comes to basement windows.

Wildie 11-02-2008 04:30 PM

I have a similar problem and I plan to replace the window with glass blocks. My workshop is there, so it won't be a bedroom!

doo-man23@comcast.net 11-02-2008 04:33 PM

No This Is In A Garage/workshop

Marvin Gardens 11-02-2008 04:48 PM

Still it is easier to just dig down a few inches than to pull all this out and cement some more in. It is not uncommon to have leaks at seams so you might have the same issue down the road. Just a few minutes with a shovel should fix this issue. Or if it's hard soil then even a few hours which would be a lot less time than the other option, not to mention a lot cheaper.

Then again I am a fan of windows. I like natural light and the vitamin D that comes with it.

Plus I have an aversion to work.


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