Problem: Basement Window Well
If the drains in your window wells are clogged or blocked, they can fill up with water pretty quickly. We even see many homes in the Denver area that do not have drains or even covers installed on their window wells. This can end up causing a lot of problems, especially in homes that have older wells or windows because the seals around them can be weak or even degraded completely. If you have these problems, you may be due for some upgraded window wells that are safer, better sealed, and more energy efficient. This will help reduce energy costs and keep unnecessary water out of your home.
Signs of Leaking Basement Window Well
If you are a homeowner, you should be able to recognize the signs and be on the lookout for any problems that may indicate that you have a problem with leaks around your window well. The most obvious sign of a problem will be if you see water dripping down the wall and onto the floor. If there are any water stains that are now dried, that is a good indicator as well. If the wells are filled with water during rains or after, that is another sign that they are not draining properly. If you notice any of these signs, you need to get in touch with Denver Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing immediately to stop any additional damage in or around your home.
Solution: A Waterproof Basement Window Well
Getting a waterproof window for your basement is the most optimal solution with no way around it. If the seals are broken or the yard grading is poor, having an egress window with a well will be sufficient to help keep your basement thoroughly waterproofed. Be sure to ask about windows that meet all local Denver and Colorado town building codes.