Adding A basement Window

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  1. Mar 2, 2013 #1

    TRahmed

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    I have a concrete foundation which was built in 2004. My wonderful builder did not give me any windows in the basement area; just a back door. I believe I need one (1) at least two (windows) on either side of the basement. Can you give me some suggestions on how to install a window or two (2) windows in the area?

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    Tonya

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  2. Mar 4, 2013 #2

    nealtw

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    Tonya: this is an old thread, it's always better to start a new thread for a new question.
    If the basement is unfinished it makes it easier to see what you have.
    It is fairly easy to put a window in the wall that the floor joists are not landing on. Or pick a spot directly below another window to install one the same width or smaller.
    Some of the questions that will need to be answered are.
    1 Do you have windows above where you want to put the windows? How wide are they? and how wide do you want to install
    2 Do the floor joists land on the wall you want to work with.
    3 The roof above has eave troughs or is a gable end?
    4 The new window will be in the wood portion of the wall or concrete or both?
    5 Are you hoping to finish a bedroom in the basement?
    6 If you are looking at a wood wall without a window above, look for extra studs that don't look like they have a purpose, they may indicate a load from above that would have to be dealt with.
    Depending on the answers there will be more questions.
    And welcome to the site.
     

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