Window wells & Drainage Solutions:
A window well is dug outside a below-grade window; usually a basement window. The term ‘well’ basically defines the area outside the window that functions as a water drain, restricting the dirt from entry. Proper window well drainage allows for the water collecting in it to be drained out to the ground below. A fail-safe window well installation provides for the collected water to drain efficiently. When this water starts to accumulate and rise in the well it begins to seep into the basement and window well repair or replacement becomes necessary.
DryShield Water Solutions is Canada’s largest waterproofing expert. We have been Toronto and the GTA’s trusted company for window well installation and other waterproofing services for the last quarter of a century. Contact us for our services.
What We Do?
Our contractors at DryShield know the importance of a properly installed and waterproofed window well. Waterproofing the well strengthens the foundation structures by minimizing the hydrostatic pressure built up by any water stagnating nearby. In buildings with existing window wells we clear clogs that hinder water seepage. When required we remove the existing window well and excavate to direct it towards the footing. A flow test to the weeping tiles, at the footing, is necessary to ensure good drainage. In the case of a new window well installation, a clear path for water to drain properly is required. We install the new window well with a vertical drain pipe below the window still and ensure a minimum of a six-inch difference between the well and the sill. The vertical drain pipe connects the well to the weeping tile.
DryShield provides you with a comprehensive and free evaluation for your area and building foundation. Make use of our online estimate free tool or call us at 1-800-277-5411.