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Bilco Introduces New and Improved Window Well System

Enhanced Design Results in Added Product Strength

New Haven, Connecticut (January 9, 2009) -- The Bilco Company has enhanced its stakWEL® Window Well System, a modular system of units that are stacked together to accommodate virtually any foundation depth. The new design features high-density polyethylene inserts that add strength and rigidity to withstand adverse freeze/thaw and site settling conditions. Inserts also simplify back-filling process and lock modules together to create a cohesive window well assembly. 

The modules of the stakWEL® system simply slide and mate together and feature a slot and tab interface that ensures proper alignment and secure installation. Mounting flanges are supplied with anchor holes that allow them to be quickly fastened directly to a foundation wall or window buck.

Bilco's new and improved stakWEL® Window Well System features polyethylene inserts that add strength and rigidity to withstand adverse freeze/thaw and site settling conditions and also simplify the back-filling process.

StakWEL® Window Well System can be used with both utility and egress windows and offers a maintenance-free alternative to builders and homeowners. The product meets building code requirements for emergency egress in finished basement areas. Its innovative design features a built-in grip/step that facilitates a safe exit and eliminates the need for a fixed ladder.

Constructed of corrosion-resistant high-density polyethylene, StakWEL® is impervious to soil and moisture conditions and will not rust, rot, or discolor. It comes in a neutral driftwood color and features a pebbled interior finish that will compliment the interior of any home.

For more information on the stakWEL® Window Well system or any of the company’s code-compliant basement egress line of products, call (800) 854-9724 or visit

For more than 80 years, The Bilco Company has been a building industry pioneer in the design and development of specialty access products.  Over these years, the company has built a reputation among homeowners, builders, architects, and engineers for products that are unequaled in design and workmanship.  Bilco – an ISO 9001 certified company – offers a line of roof hatches, automatic fire vents, floor access doors, and a complete line of residential products that are designed to improve the look and function of basement areas.  With headquarters in West Haven, Connecticut, Bilco has manufacturing facilities in Trumann, Arkansas, and Zanesville, Ohio, and an international network of sales offices, dealers, distributors, and representatives.