Leaking Window Wells
CHECKING FOR WINDOW WELL LEAKS
WHY DO WINDOW WELL LEAKS HAPPEN?
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.