Ask Your Question

Angie's List Answers is the trusted spot to ask home improvement and health questions and get answers from service companies, health providers and consumers. For ratings and reviews on companies in your area, search Angie's List.

 
 
or
Submit
Top 30 Days Experts
Rank Leader Points*
1 kstreett 240
2 Guest_9020487 110
3 Guest_9190926 105
4 GoldenKid 100
5 ahowell 95
6 KnowledgeBase 95
7 skbloom 80
8 Guest_98024861 70
9 Guest_9311297 70
10 Guest_9400529 70

*Updates every 4 hours

Browse Projects By Category

Question DetailsAsked on 9/30/2014

looking for someone in Milwaukee area to replace basement window well covers with a quality and tight fit

simple, in ground basement wells, not egress, that need to have new covers. Looking for someone who can do a quality fit with a quality product, not looking for a Home depot product. Would like something more substantial and can be lifted quickly for easy cleaning. Have 4 window wells to cover.

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question


1 Answer

Angie's List Member Answer

Angie’s List Members can login here to view this answer.

Not an Angie's List Member?

Join to view this answer. Members also get reviews on local service providers, plus save up to 50% on popular home projects from top-rated professionals!

0
Votes

My recommendation if you are at all home handy - get a plastic cover (MacCourt makes many see samples at Amazon.com or go to their website) and mount it with lead or plastic insert-type wall anchors with sheet metal screws and large washers to allow for easy removal, some foam weatherstrip tape at the wall and rubber bulb seal strip at the window well interface. You can probably do all 4 for the price of having a contractor do one. The large washers, I use rubber plumbing washers under galvanized metal washers, is critical to avoid cracking the cover at the holes.


You mention wanting to be able to clean out the well - but if it fits tightly and overlaps the window well, unless you have overflow of the window well itself (which means redirect drainage in that area away from the wells or build a dike around the well), you should not have to clean them out at all, because nothing will be getting in there.


If you meant cleaning the cover, the rigidly mounted ones can be cleaned from inside the window with a sponge or wet rag on a stick, and the outside cleaned from the outside, without moving it.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD




Related Questions


Terms Of Use
|
Privacy Policy