Basement windows in new construction
Questions about installing basement windows in new construction, cast-in-place concrete walls.
The basement will have an apartment so I can’t omit windows. One window will be an egress window to a lightwell, the others as minimal as possible to get light and air. Other than the egress window the others will be small sliders that are slightly above grade.
Most info I find about basement window detailing deals with replacement/retrofit.
From my research it appears typical to have a basement window tight to the underside of the sill plates. Any info/resources on how to detail this? It seems to throw a wrench in keeping a consistent base of wall detail for flashings, air sealing etc. The other option is to push the windows down lower and keep a beam of concrete above the window to keep the detailing consistent. In my case this would push the windows a bit below grade, not sure which is the lesser of two evils.
Any good articles/resources for detailing windows in new construction below grade concrete walls?
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