Posted by: glassblockblogger | November 3, 2022

Glass Block Basement Windows: Say Goodbye to Flooded Basements

It is a nerve wracking thought for homeowners to keep their basements safe during extreme weather. The threat of hurricanes are becoming increasingly a concern for people in different areas of the country such as the Northeast. Since Hurricane Sandy’s immense damage in 2012, people in the Metro area have become more vigilant. The devastation recent Hurricane Ida caused this past year have homeowners on alert and asking, what can I do to keep my basement safe during floods?

Glass block provides basements with a very strong protection again flood damage. Glass block is made of masonry which is why they are extremely durable. Glass block basement windows work to seal in your space from floodwaters. In many cases we will prefabricate the glass block into panels for easy instillation at job site. These custom built glass block units are fabricated in our glass block warehouse before we come out to install.

 FEMA provides information on recommended building materials for floods. Glass block is a Category 5. A Category 5 rating means that glass block has a high resistance to flood damage from moving water. This type of building material is also a lot easier to clean up post flood. The glass block used to secure flooded basements cannot have vents, rather it will need to be a solid glass block.

The glass block we use has two particular patterns of your choice: wavy pattern or ice pattern glass block that are hurricane resistant and are for residential buildings.

If you would like to learn how you can floodproof your home, please reach out to the team at Eastern Glass Block. You can contact us today at 800-635-1226 or email us at egboffice@easternglassblock.com for a free estimate. We have 35 years of experience installing commercial and residential glass block. Would you like us to fabricate custom size glass block preassembled panels for you from our glass block warehouse? Or would you like installation service in Long Island, New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia? We look forward to hearing from you.

Posted by: glassblockblogger | August 25, 2022

Glass Block Basement Windows

Consider replacing your old rotting ugly basement windows and cellar windows with glass block. We are happy to come to your home and remove and cart away your basement windows and install the glass blocks into the openings ( with optional fresh air vent if desired ). Eastern Glass Block has been installing for 30 years – make your home secure and beautify your basement ( whether finished or not ) https://easternglassblock.com/glass-block-basement-windows/

We get a lot of inquiries about glass block basement windows every Fall before Winter creeps up from homeowners who are concerned with possible flooding from rain, water creeping in from snow build-up, and just sub-par insulation for their homes. Flat-glass isn’t the greatest insulator (this is no secret), and sometimes window films or curtains won’t do the trick. A glass block basement window is more insulated than it’s flat-glass counterpart and can still help put those flooding worries to bed.

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Typically, glass block basement windows used to be built the old-fashioned way: built block by block on site. This past year we’ve successfully completed more jobs using prefabricated glass block basement windows than before. Using this method, we simply build the window and ship it to you for you or your contractor to just “plug and play”. The only prep needed is to get rid of the current existing window and have the opening as a “bare masonry opening”. These prefabricated windows can be built to most opening sizes, with or without a vent, and depending on your opening size you may even be able to choose from a few different block styles.

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A pre-made glass block basement window could be a great addition to your home for a few different reasons whether it be from a leak, insulation, or just standard replacement. You no longer need to use the old way of having a glass block window installed block by block, but can now just sit back and relax while we build it and ship it right to your door. The only thing left to do it get some mortar and set the window in the opening.

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Visit our site at www.easternglassblock.com to see what we offer or give us a call today at 973-777-8989 (local) or 800-635-1226 (nationwide) to speak with us about how a glass block basement window can be beneficial to you and your home. Send us an email at egboffice@easternglassblock.com with any questions you may have or if you want some informational brochures. Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Houzz to keep up with what we’re doing.

Posted by: glassblockblogger | June 23, 2022

Choice Building Products

Hello, all! We’re excited to announce that Eastern Glass Block now has a sister company! Introducing, Choice Building Products! http://www.choicebuildingproducts.com Choice Building Products was created to provide top-notch, customized but affordable bathroom remodeling products to our valued customers.

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Eastern Glass Block has been delivering specialized glass block to our customers for over 30 years. However, last year we started to notice a gap in customers’ needs. We came to the conclusion that bathroom products were the answer. It became our mission to create an “extension” of Eastern Glass Block that focused on the “wet” part of bath renovations.

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At Choice, we provide a variety of shower wall panels and shower pans/bases-we have something for everyone and any style they are looking for. We work with YOU to find the product that best fits your needs, budget, and style.

Choice offers shower pans/bases in a variety of looks and sizes. We have any style from modern stone to reinforced acrylic shower bases/pans. Our products have an elegant look but are strong and durable for daily use. Our experienced shower design experts are here to find the perfect CHOICE for YOU.

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Choice also carries Fibo laminate wall panels. These 100% waterproof, grout-free shower wall panels are very durable. They are easy to install for a DIY project as Aqualock easily clicks panels.

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We are ready to start working with YOU to begin renovating and beautifying YOUR dream bathroom! Please feel free to contact us anytime at office@choicebuildingproducts.com or call 800-635-1226. Our experts are here to help with any questions you may have or visit us at http://www.choicebuildingproducts.com

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