Basement Flooding? Call Mississauga Window Wells Experts, G J MacRae:
It surprises a lot of homeowners to learn they can prevent future basement leaks by having a drain installed in their window wells. Truth be told, it seems like such a simple fix to such a serious problem that many homeowners are hesitant to believe the problem can be solved with this quick-fix solution. G J MacRae often receives calls from clients looking into everyday solutions to keep water out of basements and is able to provide positive drainage for basement waterproofing at affordable costs that seem too good to be true, but are not.
The issue with window wells is that they are below grade, making them prone to flooding when driving rain or melting slow buildup spills over and into their reservoir. When window wells fill up with water, it has nowhere else to go, and will typically start to leak into your basement. The simple installation of a drain inside of the well can provide drainage that carries water away from your home’s foundation and to a safe area of your yard. You can perform a drain installation on your own by following the step-by-step instructions on the G J MacRae website- it typically takes only an afternoon to complete the job. Keep in mind, however, that correct installation is key to the success of the system. You can call 905-824-2557 for a professional Mississauga window wells drain installation and avoid the hassles of doing it yourself.
The problems with basement windows are numerous, however, the pros of having windows installed in a basement actually outweigh the cons. Even a little bit of light coming in from outside can make a basement feel like it’s really part of your home, where otherwise, going downstairs can feel like descending into a dark abyss. Each basement window should be accompanied by a window well to improve the efficiency of light coming in. Here’s where the main problem lies, however. Even the best-fitted window wells flood once the well has filled up with water, since water is always going to seek the lowest level as the space to occupy, and will find even the tiniest opening to do so.
Most homeowners cringe at the thought of installing window well covers, since they are anything but attractive. The simpler solution is to offer the water a quick and easy way out so that flooding does not take place at all. Drainage from your window wells into your home’s drain tile system is an affordable solution, and when installed correctly, will completely eliminate the problem of water getting into a basement from the window wells. G J MacRae offers professional drain installation in Mississauga window wells for homeowners looking for exceptional service.
There’s never been a better time to fix your basement leak than right now. Call your Toronto/Mississauga window wells experts from G J MacRae at 905-824-2557 to have window well drainage installed before the next heavy rain or snow. You’ll be glad you did!
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