Date Published: June 21, 2016
During a recent pre-purchase home inspection, one of our inspectors, Brett, found a furry friend trapped in the depths of a window well. This unfortunate skunk must have fallen in at this property due to a missing window well cover. We quickly sprang into action and notified the Realtors, who called animal control, and got him back to safety. Luckily, the little guy was unharmed, and everyone at the inspection stayed clear of the skunk’s smell.
A window well is the large opening in the ground that surrounds a basement window. They are usually large enough to let in light, and commonly have a ladder for egress out of the basement. We have seen every kind of window well and some of them can be 6-8 feet deep or more!