Many homes are built without window wells and end up with water damage and constant flooding in the basement. While many homeowners are familiar with the damages that can arise without window wells, others have no idea. Unsecured basement windows, without wells, can cause a wide range of problems. The wrong window well or a damaged window well can be just as bad as not having one installed in the first place! Here are some of the top reasons why your basement needs window wells.
The D.C. Metropolitan Area Has Lots of Water and Snow
This area is known for being rainy and snowy throughout the seasons. Water is the biggest culprit for damage when window wells aren’t installed. Rain can trickle into the basement or seep into the ground. Snow can collect near your windows and destroy parts of your basement. Flooded basements require immediate water damage treatment and mold remediation (both of which are not cheap!), so preventing the flood from occurring is paramount. Use window wells in your basement to prevent water damage.
Dirt and Debris Can Collect
Windows without window wells often collect dirt and debris from the outside. Over time, this debris builds up and might attract the wrong type of house guest. Some of the most commonly-attracted pests include rats, mice, snakes, skunks, and opossums. It’s even worse for you if the area without a window well also has water, leaves, or mulch, as animals will take those as a sign that it’s a cozy new home for them. Window wells eliminate this problem and stop you from giving pests a window into your home.
An area without a window well is just like an open pothole or uncovered manhole in your yard. The area can be very dangerous for children, pets, and anyone walking through your yard who is unfamiliar with the layout. High quality window well covers can prevent anyone from tripping or falling and provide the myriad of benefits discussed above.
Basement Waterproofing from All Aspects Waterproofing
If you are ready to get a professional to waterproof your home’s basement, contact All Aspects Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC./Maryland/Virginia area. We have a great deal of experience in waterproofing, mold testing, and mold remediation, and we want to make you feel at home again. Contact us online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420. To see what we’re up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz.