Water will find its way into your basement in any way it can. Even if you seal off your concrete walls and install a perimeter drain, leaks can still occur through a variety of possible ways.
One of the most common ways that water floods into a below-grade space is through your basement windows.
Basement windows are most often made using inexpensive steel or wood frames. As these materials age, they will begin to break down, showing signs of rust, corrosion, and decay.
As the frames break down, the window panes begin to hang more loosely, and the frame itself begins to hang loosely in its opening in your basement wall.
Along with becoming a leaking issue, these windows will also become drafty. As your home loses conditioned air, your energy costs will rise.
Fortunately, basement window leaks can be fixed quickly, easily, and permanently by draining any leaking water into your perimeter drainage system.
At The Basement Doctor of Cincinnati, we fix flooding basement windows every day. If you'd like a free wet basement repair quote, contact us today!
We fix leaking basement windows with the WellDuct® Basement Window System to redirect flooding to a perimeter drain or drywell. During installation, our technicians follow these four simple steps:
Old basement window frames easily rust and rot. Combine them with corroded, debris-filled metal window wells, and you have a real eyesore!
To make matters worse, these window wells leak when filled with snow and rain during wet seasons, which can then make its way into your home.
Replace your windows and install new covered window wells for a drier, happier home.
Like most things in your home, your basement windows do better with a little maintenance. While your window will still probably leak at some point in the future without a WellDuct®, here are a few things you can do to help keep water to a minimum:
It's also worth noting that keeping a window well free of dirt, leaves, and similar debris is a good way to help prevent pest infestations. Ants, termites, and more will often build their nests in debris near a home and expand from there into your home.
Call or e-mail us today for a free waterproofing quote!