WINDOW WELL REPAIR
Window Well Repair, Replacement, and Installation Services
BASEMENT WINDOW WELLS
Window wells are the most commonly overlooked part of a home.
Window Well maintenance and upkeep is an easy way to prevent basement leaks.
Clearing out mud, leaves, and other debris from your window wells can significantly decrease the chance of water overflow, water seepage, and basement leaks.
If it is too late to salvage your leaking window well then it is time to contact a waterproofing professional.
When your Toronto neighbourhood is hit by a heavy rainstorm the window wells of your home may fill with water. If this occurs, it is important you get it fixed. The longer your window well is clogged or overflowing, the higher the chance of water finding its way through your foundation cracks and into your basement.
What is a Window Well?
Window wells are found on the outside a home. They are on all windows installed at/or below ground level. Window wells are a semi-circular excavation that separates your window from soil.
Window wells are connected to your weeping tile system, which is found along the footing of your home. The weeping tile system stops the water from accumulating or flooding your window wells. As water drains into the weeping tile system it is directed away from the home where it is removed via a storm sewer or a basement sump pump.
Remember, a good window well should hold back soil by creating a rigid barrier.
Why Does my Window Well Pool with Water?
There are multiple causes for pooling water in a window well, but the most common issues are improper drainage and clogs. Pooling water may seem harmless, however, the longer water sits in the window well the greater the opportunity for water to seep through the foundation wall or window frame.
If water is leaking into your basement it usually means your window wells are having drainage issues. Before replacing your window, double-check that your window wells are draining properly. If they are not, try removing all the unwanted materials (leaves, sticks, and mud).