Window Well Installations
Because they are below grade, there are multiple ways that water can get into your basement or crawl space. Rainwater can pool up next to your foundation if the proper precautions aren’t taken to prevent this.
Downspout extensions should always be installed or direct buried to flow water far enough away from your foundation that they won’t allow water intrusion.
You should avoid over-watering any flowers or trees that are planted around your home.
Your yard should have the proper slope and grading to prevent water from pooling around your foundation.
All sprinkler systems and water spigots should be regularly maintained to catch any possible leaks and to make sure there aren't any sprinkler heads facing your home.
Any drain lines from a sump pump or other drainage system should direct any extracted water far enough away from your foundation.
To protect your crawl space door or below grade windows, you'll need to have properly installed window well installations.
Below grade windows and crawl space doors that don't have a window well to protect them are ideal places for rainwater or melted snow to pool up and enter your basement or crawl space.
But properly installed window wells can divert water away from any below grade windows and your crawl space door which can be very vulnerable and highly susceptible to water intrusion.
For our window well installations, we start by digging to the proper depth and adding any necessary drainage gravel around the below grade windows or crawl space door. Then we install window wells that are specifically made for your size below grade windows or crawl space entrance, anchor the well to your foundation, and caulk inside the window wells as added protection.
Your new window wells will help protect rainwater from pooling up next to your below grade windows and crawl space door to prevent it from entering into your basement or crawl space through any possible crack it can find.
Even if your below grade windows and crawl space doors are solid and wouldn’t allow water in, water that pools around your below grade windows and crawl space entrance can still lead to water intrusion. Concrete is porous and it only takes one small foundation crack to allow water in.
Your below grade windows and crawl space entry area are best protected by window wells. Let Dog Gone Waterproofing inspect your home and recommend the best solution to keep your basement and crawl space dry.