Because nobody wants to live with a leaky basement, Capital Foundation & Waterproofing Ltd. provides expert drainage solutions and window well repairs for Ottawa-area homes. When water leaks into your basement through your windows, you may assume it’s caused by ill-fitting windows. However, it could indicate that you have an issue with your basement window wells not draining properly. When you have water backing up in your wells, it’s going to eventually make its way into your home through those windows no matter how tightly sealed they are. You should never replace your basement windows without first consulting a window well expert!
What Are Window Wells, Anyway?
If you have a basement with ground-level windows in your home, it’s highly likely that you also have window wells. Typically U-shaped, window wells are designed to fit around your basement windows and come in various widths, heights, and materials, including metal and plastic. Window wells serve many purposes, including: