Quite often window well installation grading changes, age, and accidents require that a new window well be installed or upgraded. Other times, an existing basement window well needs repair or a drainage system installed before a small problem becomes a much costlier one.
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A window well is essentially a small excavation that surrounds a basement window, typically made of concrete, brick, or galvanized steel. The well is designed to prevent soil and debris from accumulating against the window and potentially causing damage or blocking natural light. It also serves as a safety feature, providing an alternate means of escape from the basement in case of an emergency.

Window wells are often required by building codes, especially if the basement is used as a living space or if the window is located below ground level. They can vary in size and depth depending on the window’s dimensions and the soil conditions around the foundation. A properly installed window well will be sloped away from the window to prevent water from collecting and potentially flooding the basement.


  • Natural Light. One of the primary benefits of window wells is that they allow natural light into the basement. This can make the space feel brighter, more inviting, and less claustrophobic. Natural light is also known to have mood-boosting benefits and can help reduce energy costs by reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day.
  • Emergency Egress. Window wells provide a means of emergency egress from the basement in case of a fire or other emergency. Building codes typically require that basement living spaces have at least one egress window, which means a window that is large enough to provide a means of escape and is easily accessible. A window well can provide the required clearance around the egress window, making it a safe and effective way to exit the basement in an emergency.


The cost of a window well installation service can vary depending on several factors such as the size and depth of the window well, the type of material used, the complexity of the installation process, and the location of the property.

On average, the cost of a basic window well installation service can range from $500 to $1,500 per well. However, for larger or more complex installations, the cost can exceed $2,000. The cost may also be affected by additional services, such as installing a window well cover or drainage system. Get a detailed quote from Abarent to get an accurate cost estimate for your specific project.


  • What materials are window wells made of? Window wells are typically made of concrete, brick, or galvanized steel. Some newer options include vinyl and fiberglass materials.
  • Can window wells be customized to fit my home’s style? Yes, there are many customizable options for window wells. They can be customized with decorative covers or grates to match the style of the house and prevent unwanted debris or animals from entering the well.
  • How do I prevent water from collecting in my window well? Proper installation of a drainage system is crucial to preventing water from collecting in the window well. This can include installing a drain at the bottom of the well, grading the area away from the house, and installing a cover or grate to prevent rainwater from entering the well.
  • How long does a window well last? The lifespan of a window well can vary depending on the material and installation quality. Concrete and steel window wells can last for several decades, while vinyl and fiberglass materials may have a shorter lifespan.
  • Do I need a permit to install a window well? The need for a permit can vary depending on local building codes and regulations. It is important to check with your local government office to determine if a permit is required before beginning the installation process.


If you need experienced professionals to help with your window wells, contact Abarent Construction’s Edmonton office.
We can discuss the details of your project, our range of work and provide you with an estimate based on your specific needs and budget.
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