HIGH PERFORMANCE WINDOW WELLS IN WHITBY
If your home features a basement with windows at, or just below, ground level, chances are you also have window wells. These semi-circular cut-outs surround your windows, allowing light into the basement. But, like any home system, they require proper and regular maintenance too.
Enter the Window Well. A ribbed metal or plastic product in U shape easily available in most home hardware stores. It’s designed to fit around basement windows, providing a space between the window and the surrounding earth to allow light into sub-grade structures. Window wells also provide an emergency point of egress. Did you know properly installed window wells also play an important role in draining excess rainwater away from your foundation.
DryShield is equipped with the right systems for Window Well Installations.
If your window wells don’t already feature a drainage system, we recommend contacting a professional contractor for installation, as the process can involve making alterations to your foundation. A contractor can advise on the best type of drainage for your property.
Exterior drains sit in the gravel pit at the bottom of your window well. They extend to the base of your foundation and are connected to your perimeter drain (or weeping tile). Interior drains redirect rainwater to your sump pump. Water is then moved away from the property through a network of pipes. As sump pumps are located inside, this method requires cutting a hole in your foundation wall to connect the sump pump to the window well.
Once drainage has been taken care of, the plastic or steel window well is placed in the hole to prevent the earth from falling back in. The remaining space surrounding the window well is filled with dirt which should be compacted and graded so that water drains away from the window.
Call the Whitby Window Well Experts at 1-800-277-5411 Today.
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