Basements could be used for storage, or it they might be favorite rooms to just relax, but whatever their use, ensure they are kept dry. You could encounter different signs of a leaking basement. If these are identified early, you could save on costly repairs later on.
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Windows wells are a main entry point for water to access interior of the buildings. Though designed to drain off water from window openings, window well may be constructed wrongly or of substandard materials thereby allowing water to find its way to a house. Due to lack of proper maintenance, they may accumulate dirt and debris, get clogged or have a broken drainage, which could allow water pooling and seepage.
There are several reasons why a window well can leak. Its construction may have been improperly done, or poor workmanship was applied or even disrepair leading to improper fastening to the wall could be the cause. Poor drainage can also be considered.
In case of an old building with windows not having been repaired for a long time, they become damaged and badly clogged. This can cause water to gather in the well. When this happens, it can seep in through the window frame, walls, or through the window itself, leading to dampness in basement, particularly around the problematic areas.