KEEP YOUR BASEMENT DRY WITH WINDOW WELL INSTALLATION
A window well is designed to keep earth and water away from the basement window and provide drainage in front of the window. Since a basement window is often a short distance below ground level a barrier between the earth and the window is required, that is the primary component of a window well. Another component is the drain which is in the floor of the window well and connects to the foundation drainage system or weeping tile.
If a window well is leaking, it is most often due to water collecting in the bottom of the well and not draining away due to a drain pipe blockage or something similar. When this happens, the water comes through the basement window. This water is not always noticeable on the drywall since the wall itself is not in contact with the foundation but is built in front of it. The window sill also may be dry since it sits above the rough window opening.
If the window well has a drain in the bottom, it may be plugged. However, it can be unblocked and made to function again. If not, then reconstruction is required. This involves digging up the old well by excavating to the bottom of the foundation and exposing the weeping tile. The existing leaking drain and debris and soil is removed and a new drain is installed and connected to the weeping tile. We then back fill the excavation and compact the earth securely.
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