I have two 33" wide basement windows whose sills are right at grade
and 2-3 inches below grade.
Rather than use the rather ugly corrugated steel or plastic window
wells I thought I'd lay 3 courses of 4" landscape blocks in a
semi-circle. [first course mostly buried- last course above grade]
I'm surprised that I don't see this application on any of the
paver/landscape block sites. Has anyone done this and regretted
it? [or liked the result?]
I'm in NY so frost heave is a consideration. The surface they'll
be installed on is fresh backfilled rubble 6 feet deep. [compacted to
98% with a whacker every 8 inches or so]
I can almost guarantee that they will heave from frost, especially since
they won't be extended below the frost line, which in my part of NYS, is
coded at 48".
It wouldn't hurt to try, though. You can probably use the blocks
somewhere else, it if doesn't work.
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