Or you might ask yourself, how long are you gonna own the house?
How does it feel to read stupid replies?
Oh yea, here is my real answer, thought out and researched. Engineer some coil springs in a custom enclosure and custom fit them to your ropes. Should cost you about 200% more than buying replacement vinyl windows and installing them yourself.
Oh yea, are you available for consulting on finishing basements? You have so many questions to answer my questions! I need that kind of advice! I wanna know all about the "French Drain" solution to my "VAPOR BARRIER" inquiry.
P.S. Don't bother replying to my question(s) unless you have actual experience in that field or you have read my question(s) thoroughly. I can do without the filler html.