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Window wells, when installed below grade on the exterior of a home, must be drained. In the absence of drainage window wells fill up with water like a

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Window wells, when installed below grade on the exterior of a home, must include a working drainage system. In the absence of drainage window wells fill up with water like an aquarium. Since windows are designed to shed water (like a roof shingle) instead of being water proof (like an aquarium), when the window well fills, the water simply pours through the seals of the window and into the basement.

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Window Well Install Service Process:

Excavation of Window Well:
Excavation is performed from the window well right down to the weeping tile. The weeping tile is located besides the house footing, below the level of the basement floor slab on the exterior.

Weeping Tile Flush Test:
A weeping tile test is performed to ensure that it is draining. It would be fruitless to install a window well drain pipe down to a weeping tile drain that is non-functional.

Liquid Rubber is Applied:
Then liquid rubber is applied to the wall which seals every inch of the foundation wall. This is your second line of defense and the job now meets code. NOTE: Performed when crack in foundation exist, or by customer request.

Dimpled Sheet Air-Gap Membrane:
But we like redundancy, so we also apply a dimpled sheet air-gap membrane which not only provides you with a third line of defense, but also creates a hydrostatic pressure relief which is how water forces its way through your foundation wall in the first place. NOTE: Performed when crack in foundation exist, or by customer request.

PVC Drainout Installed:
A 4" rigid PVC drain pipe with drain grate is installed that extends from the top of the weeping tile or gravel drainage layer, to approximately 4" below the height of the window sill.

Window Well Installed:
A window well is then installed in the appropriate position and fastened to the wall with concrete screws to ensure it does not move out of place.

Backfill Added to the Dig::
The excavated area is backfilled with native soil, but not filled right to the top to allow for drainage gravel. Extra backfill is removed and disposed of by Basement Technologies®.

Drainage Gravel is Poured:
Gravel is poured inside the window well to facilitate drainage into the newly installed drain pipe. This allows any water to freely enter the drain pipe and leave the window well.

Window Well Install Warranty »

  • 5-Year workmanship guarantee
  • Window well manufacturer's warranty

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Window Well Install PROS:

  • Interior finishing's are not harmed
  • Can be combined with exterior foundation waterproofing as the area is already being excavated

Window Well Install CONS:

  • If weeping tile fails drainage test, additional work will be necessary to provide a drainage point for the window well drain pipe
  • Some minor landscaping repairs may be necessary following repair
  • Gravel may need to be topped up following settlement

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TESTIMONIALS:

Everything with the clean up went well except for two large boulders left in middle of drive way. I had to call to have them removed and the large one broke.

RATING 8/10 ~ Mr. Mason (Hamilton, ON)

Very courteous and pleasant.

RATING 9.5/10 ~ Ms. Perkins (Burlington, ON)

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