I recently purchased an older home. I have discovered that two of my basement windows are actually plywood and also below hte soil grade. The previous owners had a cement patio poured right up to were these windows are. They are now leaking and getting into my basement. How do I close these things off permantely. I have several other basement windows that are just fine and done properly, so i will still have use of others if these two are gone.
The previous owners had a cement patio poured right up to were these windows are.
Meaning the patio slab is flush with the bottom of the window ?
And being theres dirt covering the out side of the window, you have concrete or block basement walls which these windows are in ?
Maybe you could knock out the window, block and mortar and be done with it for ever.
You might have to cut alittle of your patio slab so you can get a good seal. If you just fill in the window its possible where your new "fill" meets your current patio there will be a leak. Probably best to cut way a few inches in all directions.
Just an idea till a more knowledgeable person pops in.