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Is This Considered A Safety Issue With FHA?

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Ariba

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Would you consider this a safety issue? How about FHA? Would you make appraisal subject to repair/alterations?. In other words should it have a basement window well cover of some sort?
 
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Restrain

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Not a health/safety issue. A cover would start getting into the same issues as the wrought iron covers over windows. Is it locked? Is there a quick open? Etc. seems to be a typical basement window well.
 

Digger88

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in my hood builders use rebar framed covers that go over these that are not bolted in place. still wouldnt call it a safety issue.
 

Riick

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I like a dry basement, eventually the drain in that well will clog with leaves, twigs, etc. As a homeowner, I'd use one of those transparent 1/2 domes over the opening.

As to safety, anyone over age 5, who managed to hurt themselves in that light-well, is a candidate for one of the Darwin Awards
 

Tom4value

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Based upon the photo, you are fine. This is the norm for basements in MA. The only issue is if there is drainage issues but the crushed stone looks like they addressed that. Am I correct?
 
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