We want to avoid the flooding we had last spring, so we're doing a number of things to address it. To start with, we replaced the old, rotting wood window frames with new, glass brick windows. We also installed window wells where there had been none before. Sounds pretty easy, but there were a lot of steps involved.
|Before: Window 1|
|Cutting out the old window with a sawzall|
|Uneven foundation that had been hiding beneath the window|
|Forms to hold cement in place. Note the beginning of the hole for the window wells.|
|Expand, foam, expand!|
|Does watched cement ever dry?|
Justin poured the cement and made sure it was level, then made sure if was dry before moving on to the next step.
|Mortar, viewed from inside.|
|After: Window 1. Ta da!|
Finally, Justin slid the new window into place and finished mortaring around it while Brigitte stood on the other side, making sure it didn't fall inward and crash to the ground. No photos of this part since we were both occupied and Juniper was running around somewhere else. But here's the finished product! Doesn't it look much better?