Installing Glass Block Basement Windows

The most practical basement window is also the simplest to install.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Caulk gun
  • Bucket
  • Cold chisel
  • Level
  • Hearing protection
  • Stepladder
  • Safety glasses
  • Wrecking bar

You'll need some special masonry tools, including a pointing trowel, margin trowel and a striking tool. You might also need a circular saw or reciprocating saw to cut out the old window jamb.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Glass block window
  • Gloves
  • Latex caulk