So finally we have the fourth and final post of this little egress window adventure. Would I do it again? Sure – it’s not that bad. But I will admit it would have been a lot easier 21 years ago when I was 40. This is a long post – so I can move on to the next project. This one’s done.
Time to attach the window well. I chose a Bilco Scapewel. This is their smallest model 40-48. The wide window frame allows the panel to be attached through the frame into the foundation. This gives the inside of the well a seamless look. I tried to attach the side panel mounting flanges with stainless steel sleeve anchors, but ended up with 1/4″ X 3 1/2″ Tapcons which held in the block foundation much better. You can see I’ve used my water table jack to hold the side up for attachment.
You can only do this if you have a direct drain to take up the excess water. There is 18″ of drainage rock underneath the pavers, just in case. We had a very heavy rainstorm last night and I had a tiny leak from a missed caulk joint. I’ll take up the pavers and fix and add some flashing. It won’t be a problem once I have gutters and the cover attached.
The Tilt & Turn window is perfect as an egress window. Aluplast is a German company that licenses their technology and components to various fabricators around the U.S. It’s a very solid all vinyl window.
So that’s it for the window well adventure. I had fun and took lots of pictures. Sort of like a vacation – but without the sunburn.
On we march – lots to do….