There are many reasons why you might experience damp in your basement, or leaks through to the inside of your home. At Direct Waterproofing we can solve the problem no matter what the cause, and offer a full range of basement waterproofing and water control solutions in Ontario.
Leaks and damp problems can sometimes be caused by a build up of water in your window well. If you have windows at or below ground level, then they should come with a window well installed.
The function of the well is to capture and redirect water via drainage, but if the drain becomes clogged, or the window well is damaged or non-existent, then the water can stay contained in the well, and can eventually leak through walls, window frames, or even the window itself. If this happens then you will have a very wet basement, very quickly!
If you see water marks or stains on your foundation walls underneath your window, then your window well could be a major point of entry for a leak. If pools of water build up in the well when it rains, then this is a sign that damp might soon make its way into your home. In any case, if you have damp in your house than it is well worth getting the problem sorted.
If the problem is the window well, the solution is often cost effective, and only requires minor heavy work to install the drainage systems. With a new window well installed the leak will be a thing of the past, and you can get back to enjoying a nice comfortable basement.
In some cases, your existing window well may not work simply because it is clogged with debris. Some maintenance can help to prevent this, but if the problem is already severe you might need professional assistance. We can restore your existing window well where possible.
If you already have a window well and it has stopped working, the drainage is usually at fault. We can install new window well drainage that connects to weeping tiles, and channels the water away. If the situation calls for it, a basement sump pump may assist in carrying the water elsewhere.
It may be the case, due to shoddy workmanship, that you don’t have a window well where you should have one. You may also need window wells installing if you are having new windows, as is the case with a basement conversion. Your existing window well may not be well designed. In any of these cases, we can professional install new window wells of the highest quality.
Window wells need proper maintenance in the form of draining. They need to have drainage that will prevent the water from seeping into the basement. This is crucial because window seals are not waterproof, which means that the water can get through them into the basement and cause leaks and damages. Our window well installation process includes:
When you work with Direct Waterproofing you work with the best in the industry. We have 25 years of experience waterproofing foundations, and we know how to find the source of the problem and fix it! We offer a consultation so that we can diagnose the situation, and find an appropriate solution that will rid your home of damp and leaks. Our team of highly qualified professionals will install your window well in Ontario.
Having a non-functional window well can have the same detrimental effects as not having one. If you want to enjoy a dry basement, make sure your window well doesn’t experience any issues. Common causes for window well issues are: