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This homeowner wanted to upgrade their old basement window, so they decided to look into an EverLast. EverLast windows are entirely customizable based on the shape and size of the opening, meaning each one is crafted just for you. EverLasts are available as a slider window or a fixed insert; the homeowner for this job went with the fixed insert, which is better suited to prevent leaks. Each EverLast product is built to prevent rot and rust by utilizing reinforced vinyl frames, making it much stronger than older windows. And, with its double-pane glass system, this product also helps reduce heat loss, making the EverLast an all-around perfect choice when it comes time to upgrade your basement windows.
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At Adirondack Basement Systems we not only adhere to the highest industry standards, we strive to be the industry leader in the home improvement related services we provide. We also use state-of-the-art products and technology which are designed to fix your home. We are the trusted Basement Systems and Foundation Supportworks dealer in Rensselaer, NY and we want to help you and your home.
We understand the frustration that comes with getting water in your basement and we also understand the long-term consequences that come along with it. Adirondack Basement Systems has proven solutions that are highly-successful when it comes to dealing with basement waterproofing issues of all varieties. Our professional crews are experts when it comes to basement waterproofing due to their experience as well as the dependable & exclusive products that we use. Don't let any company perform basement waterproofing in your home, trust the experts at Adirondack Basement Systems to get your basement waterproofing done right the first time!
If your home is facing structural and foundation problems Adirondack Basement Systems has the solutions you're looking for. From wall anchors and push pier underpinning to Slab Piers and Crawl Space Jack Posts we have an arsenal of foundation repair products that will ensure the. We inspect your Rensselaer home, identify the problem and provide warranted products and work. We offer a 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects on foundation products.
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A homeowner in East Greenbush, NY had a finished basement and water was causing the carpet to be wet in one area. Not knowing the source of the water, they contacted Adirondack Basement Systems for their free estimate. During the Design Specialist's inspection they discovered a large vertical crack along the wall where the water was soaking the carpet. He recommended our patented FlexiSpan to seal the crack and prevent any further water seepage.
FlexiSpan gets it's name from the properties derived from polyurethane polymers used in the sealing agent. When penetrated into the crack, it allows for flexibility should the crack be due to structural anomalies, without itself cracking. This homeowner can now enjoy their finished basement without an unsightly wet carpet.
Homeowners in Sand Lake, NY contacted Adirondack Basement Systems over concerns of their wet basement. There was a floor drain (no sump pump) that carried the water out to a drain in the woods but it was inefficient. The homeowner expressed their desire to have a dry basement all the time but didn't want to dig the exterior ground around the foundation and place drain tiling.
Adirondack Basement Systems had the perfect solution for this homeowner; a waterproofing system complete with our TripleSafe sump pump and WaterGuard perimeter drainage. No exterior drain tile needed or digging up the yard, their basement is now waterproofed from the inside out. The homeowner was very pleased with the installation and is now warrantied a dry basement!
Homeowners in Sand Lake, NY contacted Adirondack Basement Systems with concerns over their wet basement. With only a floor drain in place, water was never efficiently removed, keeping the floor wet all of the time. They were not looking to do external drain tiling because they didn't want the expense and mess of excavation. Wanting to keep their floor dry all of the time, they set up a free estimate with one of our Certified Basement Specialists. The homeowners discussed possible solutions with our specialist and came to the agreement that a full waterproofing system needed to be installed in their basement. This system included our TripleSafe sump pump and Flangeless WaterGuard with PolyDrain drainage matting. Now that they have a sump pump with a perimeter drain they no longer have to worry about water coming into their basement and pooling in areas.
Homeowners in Sand Lake, NY contacted Adirondack Basement Systems with concerns about their foundation walls. The rear basement walls were bowing in and cracks were beginning to form. We sent one of our Structural Specialists to assess the damage and provide a solution. He suggested having CarbonArmor installed on each of the bowing walls. CarbonArmor is a state-of-the-art solution used to reinforce and stabilize cracked, bowing walls. Each strap is made from a fiber-reinforced polymer that is 10 times stronger than steel. The high-strength epoxy resin that it is applied with absorbs pressure from the wall. There is also no outside excavation required, so installation can be completed in less than a day. The homeowner now no longer needs to stress about the structural integrity of their home.
A Homeowner in Sand Lake, NY was experiencing musty odors in their humid basement. They took notice of water leaking through the seams of their basement windows as well as a crack in one of the walls. This was causing mold growth and the musty odors which made the basement an un-safe area to be in. Concerned for their health, the homeowner contacted Adirondack Basement Systems for their free estimate. One of our Certifed Basement Specialists met with the homeowner and discussed the options they had for keeping their basement dry and odorless. He recommended they have a full basement waterproofing system installed along with a dehumidifier and a couple of window wells for the basement windows. They decided to install one of our TripleSafe sump pump systems with a SaniDry XP dehumidifier. FlexiSpan was used to repair the cracks in the wall and SunHouse Shallow Wells were installed outside the windows with lids to prevent water seepage.
A homeowner in Hoosick, NY contacted Adirondack Basement Systems about water seeping through their basement walls and floor. We gave them a free estimate with one of our certified basement specialists to provide a solution for their wet basement. After a thorough inspection, he recommended a full waterproofing system, complete with a sump pump and perimeter drainage system. We installed a TripleSafe Sump Pump System along with WaterGuard perimeter drain. With this system in place, the homeowner no longer has to worry about a wet basement.
This customer contacted us because his existing sump system just wasn't doing the job and his basement was still getting a substantial amount of water coming into it. After a thorough inspection, our Design Specialist proposed a Waterguard system, which uses drain pipes installed around the perimeter of the basement, which is then covered with concrete. The system drains into a sump pump or other exterior drain, keeping the basement dry. He also suggested a Triple Safe sump pump system, which keeps your basement dry with triple the protection. Most sump pumps fail because of either a failed pump, a pump that can't handle high volumes of water or power failure. The TripleSafe System assures protection from all three problems. We also installed a Sanidry Sedona Dehumidification System. This is the world's most efficient, high-performance dehumidifier and filtration system, and prevents mold and musty odors. For the finishing touch, we installed Everlast maintenance free, reinforced, vinyl frame windows. The result was a clean, dry, fresh smelling basement!
This customer was having problems with water getting into the house due to improper drainage. The moisture from the crawlspace got so bad that it was affecting the rooms directly above it, causing the carpets to be damp in spots, which is never ideal. Thankfully, there’s a product that can keep the water away and your crawlspace and house from feeling wet and damp. The TripleSafe Sump System is designed to weather anything Mother Nature throws at it, featuring a number of failsafe features that keep it running even when frost or power outages are in play. And when paired with the proper drainage, the chances of the water coming back are next to none, allowing your house to be dry and comfortable.
This customer wanted to completely revitalize their basement; doing anything they can to repair what was damaged, alleviate the water issues, and make it a more livable area. Our Design Specialist came in to inspect the area, see what needed to be done, and give the homeowner options on the best way to move forward. Once the products and tactics were agreed upon, our installation team went to work!
To combat the water problem, a TripleSafe Sump Pump System with all the works was the perfect solution. This product paired with protective additions such as the IceGuard and proper pipes and drainage outlets can keep up with any flooding water, get it out of your house, and make sure it stays a safe distance away to ensure it doesn't come back.
Another system installed to help keep moisture to a minimum and provide a fresh look to the space was an Egress Window with a RockWell. This is a very aesthetically pleasing window setup that combats pooling water and prevents it from entering the basement.
The last two products used to round out this space were SmartJacks and ThermalDry Tiles in a nice sandstone gray. The SmartJacks help prevent foundation settlement from damaging your home and lift sagging floors. The ThermalDry tiles are a great basement flooring option to aid in the fight against moisture—and does so while looking sleek and clean. With all these products in play for the home team, this basement is going to stay dry and clean for a long time.
This job is a perfect example of a complete basement do-over. Sometimes, it can be hard to determine what exactly your space needs or what requires action. Thankfully, here at Adirondack Basement Systems, our Design Specialist is here to help! They will inspect the area and walk you through what they think should be done and give recommendations on the next course of action. They’re all about satisfying your needs and allowing you the opportunity to make the final decision. In the case of this home, the big issue was water and moisture. To tackle this problem head on and make it disappear, a sizable, yet simple, overhaul was required. A SuperSafe Sump Pump was installed to keep the water flowing out of the house and to a safe distance away. To capture and divert any leaks through the walls or ceiling, a revitalized drainage system involving a TrenchDrain and a PolyDrain—two easy to install and unobtrusive products—was used. And the last two products used to round everything out were CleanSpace to protect the walls from moisture, and an EverLast window to help keep water out and heat in.
Windows are an important piece of a basement, both in terms of looks and maintaining a healthy house. When it came time for this home’s window to receive an upgrade, an egress sliding window was the best option. This product is not only pleasing to the eye, but also to the pocket. With great protection against water and the proper insulation to hold heat in, you won’t have to constantly waste money to keep your basement in pristine condition. No two installations are the same for egress windows since each product is custom-made to perfectly match the space you require. We take our time with our measurements, constantly rechecking to make sure every number is correct, allowing no room for moisture to seep in when the product is installed. Even the slightest miscalculation can mean trouble. Once the prep work is carefully completed, it’s time for the installation! We cleared a sizable area to give us ample room to put the window in. When that is done and we check the product is placed perfectly, we then installed a RockWell—a protective barrier that creates a cleaner look than you would get with just the natural dirt surrounding the window. The RockWell is durable and safe, with built-in steps in case someone happens to fall in or you need to access something down there for any reason. If you’re looking for some protection mixed with style, then look no further than these two products!
This homeowner had a large, wet crawlspace that needed attention. They called us and we sent one of our Design Specialists to gauge what needed to be done to boost the space and give it the attention it deserves. After outlining a plan and going over it with the homeowner, we sent in our installation team to get the job done. First, they installed a sump pump and drainage system that keeps the water out and away from the house. Then, as an added layer of protection from moisture, CleanSpace and drainage matting were placed along the floor. Topped of with some RimTite spray foam for insulation, this wrapped up the waterproofing aspect of the job, but we aren’t done here.
Knowing what exactly is wrong with your basement or crawlspace can be tough, which is why our knowledgeable Design Specialists are here: to help you understand the problem and walk you through what does and doesn’t need to be done. With this home, while waterproofing was a major requirement, some foundational issues were also discovered, which is why we recommended having a PowerBrace installed to give the walls some support before their integrity deteriorates to a level that requires serious work.
When it comes to sump systems, the pump itself is very important, but the drainage and prep work is equally vital to the system’s effectiveness. If the pump doesn’t direct the water far away enough from the house, then it’ll just come right back time and again. Let’s take a look at this job as an example for how the whole process works.
First, we went over the space where the pump would go and make sure the location is good and prepped for installation. Then, we headed outside to measure a safe and proper distance for the drainage system. It’s imperative that the outlet for the water is not close to the house or positioned in any way that would cause it to come running right back in—otherwise, everything would be pointless. Once all the measuring and prep work is completed, it’s time for the installation. This customer went with a SuperSump system paired with an IceGuard to have a powerful pump able to handle large amounts of water if need be and be protected against harsh weather conditions such as snow and frost. Then, the drainage and pipes are laid and connected to the SuperSump and the job is complete! Flooded basements are now a thing of the past.
This homeowner had the unfortunate experience to find their floors sagging, which is never a welcome sign. Sagging floors is typically a sign of foundation settling and it’s important to address this issue before too much of the house moves out of place as a result. If nothing is done to counter the foundation settlement, then it could quickly make the floors unsafe and dangerous. Thankfully, we had an answer to this homeowner’s concerns: SmartJacks.
The first step in this SmartJack installation job was to go over the basement to determine how much the foundation had settled and what kind of damage it caused. Upon inspection, we found out that not only did the floors above need support due to foundation settlement, but also the joists in the basement had fire damage, so their integrity was greatly weakened; support was needed soon to prevent further damage. Next, we measured and mapped out the ideal locations to place the SmartJacks so the floor would be evenly supported. We determined a total of 9 SmartJacks would do the trick. Each of these steel piers has the ability to be adjusted to a height anywhere between 5 and 7 feet. SmartJacks come in different heights depending on the job, for this house the 5’-7’ pier was the perfect fit. Each SmartJack comes on a precast concrete pad set on a base of compacted stone and not only will it not rot like a wood post, it is also rust-resistant thanks to a thick galvanized coating.
SmartJacks are designed to stop floor settling and can raise the sagging floor back to its proper level, making this the perfect product to correct the foundation settlement of this home and countless others like it!
This job was a huge project involving a number of waterproofing products. After meeting with the homeowner and going over the issues, our design specialist recommended a strong game plan to ensure water has no chance of harming this basement. Let’s break this job down by taking a look at the three primary products.
First up we have WaterGuards. WaterGuards are a fantastic drainage system for your basement that basically imitate a gutter system. WaterGuards were attached to where the floor meets the wall as well as simply along the ground and linked to one another. This system is designed to collect moisture seeping in from the ground or walls and direct it to the sump pump where it is sent away to never disturb the house again.
The sump pump that this homeowner went with to aid the WaterGuard system in keeping the basement dry was the TripleSafe. The TripleSafe is a fantastic product perfect for any basement, especially larger spaces like this one because more surface area means more places for water to get in. With how big the basement is and how long the WaterGuard system is, a sump that can handle high levels of water was needed, which is why the TripleSafe was the perfect choice. The TripleSafe has a three-pump system that automatically changes depending on the amount of water coming in. For this job (and the majority of others involving this product), the sump system was paired with an IceGuard, which keeps it running even in freezing temperatures. And, in the event of a power outage, the TripleSafe is prepared to keep pumping thanks to its built-in backup battery.
The final product we’ll be taking a look at is the ThermalDry Matting. This product is a fantastic choice to pair with other waterproofing products. It has a built-in drainage plane to avoid trapping water. This feeds into the WaterGuards and keeps moisture from staying and causing damage. This matting will also never get damaged by moisture or mold, however with all the products working in this basement, the chances of that much water even being present is highly unlikely. As a final, added bonus, installation of this product was (and always is) super easy since it does not require any adhesives or fasteners.
With these three products (along with others like the CleanSpace vapor barrier along the walls), this basement is powerfully protected from any invading water and is more than capable of keeping this basement clean and dry!
Over time, it’s only natural that unsupported basement walls begin to sink and shift due to decades of environmental influences. That’s why it’s important to recognize the symptoms of a failing foundation and take action before the problem gets out of hand. This homeowner noticed cracks and that the basement walls were potentially bowing. They called us and we got to work finding a solution to their foundation settlement issue.
In this house’s case, the solution to the buckling walls was thankfully a simple one. No daunting overhaul was needed and most importantly, no outside excavation. All this basement needed was one product: PowerBraces. Our design specialist inspected the basement and found that only one of the walls was suffering from any sort of bowing, which is certainly a relief. Since only one wall required assistance, only two PowerBraces were needed to get the job done. We marked and measured precise locations for each of the PowerBraces so one isn’t taking on more weight than the other, noting how tall the ceiling is so we knew what size was needed. Then, once the PowerBraces arrived, we attached them to the wall and tightened them to hug the wall perfectly, and the job was done! PowerBraces are perfect to keep walls from buckling any further and provide the foundation with extra support in its ongoing back and forth with Mother Nature. As an added bonus, PowerBraces can even be tightened over time and potentially correct the displaced wall, setting it back to its original position!
Here’s a job involving a unique property and situation. Originally, this camp was being supported and held up by cement blocks and wood posts/logs acting as piers. While this may be a relatively satisfactory setup for the short-term and for a smaller structure, it is not a good option for permanent support for a number of reasons, the primary ones being strength, stability, and longevity. After looking over the setup and checking the inside of the cabin to see if the floors are sagging at all, and if so, how much, we were ready to get the installation process started.
The product that would be a perfect replacement for these unstable piers was EZ Post. EZ Posts are designed to provide permanent lift and support. They are highly durable and able to hold up significant weight, like a cabin, for example. The process for getting these EZ Posts installed started by taking proper measurements of how high off the ground the structure needs to be and where certain areas may need more support than others. With this information a plan was drawn up, mapping out the precise locations of each EZ Post. This also gave us the number of EZ Posts that would be required, which turned out to be 17. A few SmartJacks were also determined to be helpful in keeping the floor supported. Once the prep work was completed, we carefully removed the original piers while simultaneously replacing them with the EZ Posts. The EZ Posts were aligned in straight rows underneath to provide even support to the entire foundation. Finally, we did a double-check to make sure everything was fastened properly and we were all set! This customer no longer has to fear his foundation support may collapse now that EZ Post is there!
This was an older home that had seen decades of wear and tear to both the pre-existing waterproofing system and the foundation. The walls were made out of stone which allowed plenty of room for water to get in and did not provide the house with stable support. Over time, the walls began to crack and crumble and moisture did its damage on the rest of the crawl space since the old sump pump started to fail. With a need for improvement in different sectors, this homeowner called us in to lend a hand.
To combat the water troubles, our only focus was on revamping the sump system. We removed the old sump pump and replaced it with a TripleSafe. The TripleSafe is a top of the line model, capable of handling high volumes of water which was perfect for this crawl space due to how porous the walls are and the sheer size of the area. To assist the TripleSafe, we redid the discharge outlet and piping to make it more efficient and reliable. Directly on the outside of the house we also installed an IceGuard that helps keep the TripleSafe working even in freezing temperatures. In the photo of the TripleSafe you can see a SaniDry Sedona to the left of the pump. The SaniDry is a compact dehumidifier that is highly effective at keeping the moisture in the air to a minimum.
We determined that the foundational issues were primarily because of the old wooden posts that were being used to keep the floors supported. Over time their integrity had deteriorated, causing the floors above to sag and a lot of weight to fall on the stone walls, leading to cracks. Our solution was to install supplemental beams along the ceiling and attach a series of SmartJacks underneath. Since there is no real “floor” to the crawl space, different sized SmartJacks were brought in to ensure the fit was perfect and even throughout. What the SmartJacks do is basically replace the wooden piers in working to lift and support the foundation. SmartJacks are water resistant, strong, and highly durable, making them a much better option than wooden piers.
Thanks to these products, this basement no longer had to deal with the aches and pains of old age, now able to feel strong and protected against the elements!
This job is a great example of how great of a vapor barrier/insulator our CleanSpace system is. The area this product is protecting is a unique blend of basement, crawl space, and garage, all wrapped in one. This large area was rather old and unprotected. There was a slightly existing insulator, but water had no trouble getting into the space and causing damage, flooding, and puddles. To help remedy this issue, we started off by going over the entire area and finding the places where moisture was most prevalent. Next, we measured the walls so we could cut the proper amount of CleanSpace in the perfect size for it to stretch from floor to ceiling with no bare spots or excess material. Then, we started installing! CleanSpace hugs the wall and keeps intruding moisture at bay, funneling the water into the drainage system, preventing it from damaging the basement. CleanSpace is highly durable, comprised of a 7-layer polyethylene material, providing reliable protection for years to come.
This customer had sagging floors and called us in to . bouncy floors are caused by a deterioration of foundation support. If there were cracks in the walls—in the basement or other parts of the home—then a different solution would be required. Since it was the floors, our Design Specialist went in and inspected the pre-existing support beams in the basement to determine their integrity and find a solution. At the end of the visit, our Design Specialist recommended .
The installation process for started with the typical measuring and planning. While the pre-existing support beams can serve as a basic guide for the new system, it’s always wise to your own check to see if there’s a more efficient way. Once the length and height of the basement were taken down, weak points found, and a layout mapped, it was time to install!
are ordered and brought in at a certain size, but each is custom cut to fit each basement or crawl space because no two homes are the same and everything needs to be perfect if the optimal results are to be reached. Once they and the supplemental beams arrived, we installed the beams along the ceiling of the basement for extra support, then placed the in rows underneath, securely fastening them to the ground and the beam. And that’s pretty much all there is to it. The keep the floor from sagging further, providing the foundation with support. And with their ability to be tightened, can also lift the floor back to its original position, bringing balance back to the home.
Here’s a look back on a foundation job we did in a home that was experiencing sagging floors. The basement already had metal piers in place to give the foundation some support, but they were old, rusted, and deteriorating. They needed to be replaced quickly to avoid a complete collapse. Our product, , the perfect solution to this problem.
We started off by doing our usual measuring of the basement, the displacement of the floor, and the height of the existing support beams. Next, we used these measurements and mapped out an optimal setup for a system; something that will distribute the weight evenly on each to ensure that no part of the system is overwhelmed, thus leading to quicker deterioration or a potential collapse. Once the positions were marked and everything was double-checked, we brought in the proper-sized for the space and precisely cut them down to be a perfect fit. Then, we removed the old piers and replaced them one by one with our so that the foundation is never left without support for even a moment. Once each is installed and checked, the job is done! This system will not only keep the floor above from sagging any further, but it will also lift it back up to its original position! If your foundation a lift, try !
Windows aren’t just for light and aesthetic they also are super important in a waterproofing system—especially basement windows. Water can easily slip through the cracks of old, , leading to pools of water forming on the ground, which nobody wants. The process for our window replacements is simple and effective. First, we take careful measurements of the so we know the exact size window we need to order since each one is custom made. Once the window is brought in, we remove the old one and clear out the sill of any leftover debris. Then, we put in the , sealing it tightly and double checking that there’s no gaps or openings where water can get in and heat can get out. And that’s all there is to it. The basement is now better protected and insulated, plus it’s received a fresh new look!
This job showcases primarily the difference our can have on a wet basement, especially when paired with a reliable sump . The first step in this process was to measure and map out a route for the , finding the most effective, efficient path. Once that was drawn up and double checked, ruts were dug out of the concrete by our installation team to make room for the . Then, the product is set in and secured, hooking up the entire line to the sump pump seen in the photos. Finally, we repour the concrete that we removed around the to keep the product in place and smooth out the floors back to how they were prior to installation. are great for collecting water that has seeped in from the outside soil and redirecting it to a sump pump to prevent any pooling or water damage from happening. If you’re looking to get the consistent pools out of your basement, call today to find out how can help your home!
This homeowner was experiencing frequent dampness, especially after a heavy rain. When it comes to a situation like this, a simple three product plan was the perfect choice in making the basement a dry, livable space.
An ABS Design Specialist got the job started by taking a close look at the basement, the amount of water coming in, potential entry points, and more. Once they had all the information, measurements, and photos they needed, the Design Specialist drew up a plan that would most effectively handle the water problem. The three products utilized in this job were , , and a .
First up for our installation team was the . To install , portions of the floor and bottom of the wall had to be removed to make room for the product. attaches at the joist, responsible for collecting any moisture seeping into the basement and redirecting it to the sump pump, almost like an indoor gutter system. After the is in position, the team replaced the pieces of the wall and floor they removed. Next, they sealed to the walls to act as vapor barrier, focusing on keeping water coming through the walls at bay, sending it down into the at the base of the wall. These two products force the water to the third and final product installed: a sump pump. The is a powerful, highly reliable pump with three levels of power that automatically switch depending on the amount of water entering the system, meaning it can handle even the worst Northeast thunderstorm! Working as a trio, these products make a fantastic waterproofing system, ready to protect this basement from whatever Mother Nature throws at it.
This job involved revisiting a former customer of ours who had gotten a waterproofing system installed previously and wanted to get some foundation support. The problem that was discovered and of primary concern was buckling walls. A design specialist walked through and inspected the entire basement, checking each wall to see how displaced they were. Then, they marked off locations for the product that would be installed and created a mapped layout of the basement, detailing the entire system. The design specialist then presented the plan to the homeowner so they can go over and approve it. Once all the paperwork is settled, the installation team was brought in to get the job done!
The product chosen as the solution for this home’s foundation woes was a system. This product is custom ordered depending on the basement. Basements aren’t always the same height, so it’s important the size of the up, otherwise they won’t be effective. the proper size were brought in and to fit perfectly in the basement. The team installed them at the marked off locations, attaching them at the base and top of the wall. are a great solution because installation is simple, requiring no outside excavation; all the team needed to do was attach them snugly to the walls. And as you can see in the photos, they can fit right in and around anything that's already present in the basement. With this system in place, the foundation of this home won’t suffer any further and over time the steel beams can be tightened over time and even correct the walls back to their original position!
Window installations are a very careful process. Measurements be with care and precision. They are taken from both the inside and outside of the home, checking then double-checking each one. And when a window well is involved, in the case of this house, those measurements must also be carefully considered. Once the prep work is completed, custom windows are ordered. No two basement windows are the same, so any old window can’t just be plugged in. The fit must be perfect, which is why windows are specifically ordered for each job. Once the windows come in, the window well location is dug out to make room for the installation team to work. The crew removes the old window and inserts the new one, filling in any vague openings between the window and the sill so there' no entry points for water to get in or heat to escape. Then, on the outside of the home, the new window well is installed. With both products installed, the dirt that was removed is filled in and the team cleans up any other mess they made during the process. New basement windows provide a pop of sleekness to the look of the home while also protecting it from water, animals, and loss of heat.