Replacing basement windows???

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Forum topic by Al posted 09-12-2011 03:07 AM 1374 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-12-2011 03:07 AM

I needed to replace a basement window (hopper style). House was built in 1941 and the sill has rotted out. I replaced the enire frame but I’m left with some voids under the sill and on the sides due to some break down of the cement.

My question is how to fill the void. Should I use the cement that comes in a tube, insulation, or some form of caulking.

Any recommendations will be greatly appreaciated.

Thanks on this 9/11 day. Peace to all.


-- Al Meriden, Connecticut

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#1 posted 09-12-2011 04:53 AM

One way or another the outside of the frame needs to be sealed against moisture. Once you are sure of that the easiest thing to do is buy some expanding foam and squirt it in there. If you’re looking for something a little more attractive you could use non shrink grout.

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