Window Wells and Drains

Window Wells and Drains

It’s very common for water to accumulate in window wells. If enough water gathers inside the well, large amounts of water might come through your window or window frame and pour into your basement. It may even break your window if the well overfills. If your home is like most others, it was probably built with window well drains. Leaves, branches, mulch, and other debris can still clog the drain if you don’t keep it clean. Reliable Basement Services offers many different window-well solutions. Simply caulking around the windows and window frames, installing glass block windows, or installing a window well cover will not fix your drainage issues.

Sometimes the most effective window well solutions are fixing the most obvious cause. For example, sometimes adding gutter extensions or fixing the flow of the water will solve your drainage problem. Whether it’s a simple or more complex problem, Reliable Basement Services has many effective window-well solutions available. We have solved leaky basement and window well problems in homes all over Chicago.

If you want window wells to be installed below grade on the exterior of your home, they must be drained first. If you don’t have the proper window well drains, you’ll have a flooding problem on your hands. Windows are designed to shed water just like your roof does. So, when your window wells fill up, the water will pour right through the seals of your windows and into your basement. Reliable Basements can retrofit drainage from either the exterior or interior of your home.

Exterior Window Well Drains

For an exterior window well drain installation, Reliable Basement Services takes the following steps:

Interior Window Well Drains

For an interior window well drain installation, Reliable Basement Services takes the following steps:

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Egress Window

When you’re thinking about a window well drain installation, you should also consider getting an egress window from Reliable Basement Services installed. Egress windows have many benefits including: