Window Wells and Covers

Window well before
Prob­lem
Window well after
Solu­tion

Win­dow Wells and Covers

Win­dow well issues can range from the met­al lin­ers them­selves to the pro­tec­tion of the win­dow well drains with qual­i­ty win­dow well cov­ers. The real issue is that ground water is seek­ing lev­el in these deep holes around your home and caus­ing water to enter in the area above, around or below the actu­al base­ment win­dow. Once you start expe­ri­enc­ing prob­lems in these wells, it is a good time to real­ly con­sid­er replac­ing the met­al lin­er itself as it may have exceed­ed its ser­vice life.
Win­dow well drains are installed when the exist­ing drains in the win­dow well are clogged or blocked. They can also be installed if there is no drain cur­rent­ly in the win­dow well. The need for these arise when the win­dow well allows water to build up into or against the win­dow. While the drains them­selves need to be installed out­side the win­dow, the pip­ing sys­tem that col­lects the water can go either inside or out­side the foun­da­tion. How­ev­er, if you have over­land flood­ing near the area of the win­dow well, an alter­na­tive method should be researched.

Inte­ri­or

Inte­ri­or win­dow well drains allow the instal­la­tion of the drain to run direct­ly into an inte­ri­or drain tile sys­tem or by run­ning pip­ing along your inte­ri­or base­ment wall to your sump pump.

Exte­ri­or

Exte­ri­or win­dow well drains can be installed direct­ly into an exte­ri­or drain tile sys­tem or by run­ning pip­ing along your exte­ri­or base­ment foun­da­tion wall to anoth­er oper­at­ing drain, off the slope of land or to your sump pump.


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What our customers say

  • Work­man­ship and ser­vice were excel­lent. Would rec­om­mend with­out reservation.

    Ed
  • We con­tract­ed Fam­i­ly Water­proof­ing Solu­tions for exte­ri­or wall seal­ing and foun­da­tion crack repair ser­vices. Ken was very thor­ough in explain­ing the work that would be done, and his crew did a great job. This busi­ness was a plea­sure to work with.

    Stacie T.
  • You and your crew did a great job in our base­ment and crawl­space. You went the extra mile to insure that all of our water seep­age prob­lems are over. We would rec­om­mend you high­ly to oth­er peo­ple. Your qual­i­ty and time­ly work out­match­es all the others.

    William