Flood and water damage prevention should be a top priority for all homeowners. A flooded basement can result in costly repairs and personal property damage. As a result, proper drainage around your foundation and windows is critical. Waterproofing window wells is essential for keeping your basement dry and safe from the elements. Leaks can still occur and must be identified and repaired as soon as possible. Here are some indicators that your window wells are leaking.
Water Drips Down Your Window Wells
Trickling water during or shortly after a rainstorm is an obvious sign of a leaking window well. This water is usually visible, dripping down the walls beneath the window well. The water and streaks left behind indicate a broken or non-functional window well. Even small amounts of rain can accumulate in poorly drained window wells, allowing moisture to enter your windows. When this happens, the window will leak until the issue is resolved.
Your Walls Are Damaged By Water
A leaky window well can be identified even if you cannot see the water trickling down the walls. A leak will almost certainly leave behind some evidence, such as stains, discoloration, or pockets of water in the wall. If you suspect your window well is leaking but can’t find any proof, keep an eye on your basement during the next rainstorm to see if you can spot any leaks.
You See Mold Growth
Nobody wants to discover mold in their home. It is inconvenient to clean up and can sometimes be harmful to your health. Mold thrives in moist environments, so mold growth may indicate moisture seeping through the walls. If you inspect your basement windows and notice mold growing, water will likely leak into your home. Cleaning the mold alone, however, is insufficient. To prevent further decay, you must identify the source of the moisture to resolve the issue.
Water Pools Around Your Windows
An accumulation of water on the ground near a basement window is another significant indicator of leaking window wells. If you notice puddles of water in your basement, look for other possible causes, such as a leaking pipe. After you’ve ruled out foundation cracks and leaking pipes, your windows are the most likely culprit.
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