Windows are leaking in the basement? A common problem in older homes is a leaky basement. A water-damaged basement can be a nightmare to deal with, but it doesn’t have to be. If you notice that your windows are leaking when it rains or snow melts, then follow these tips for repairing leaking windows and waterproofing basements today.
Diagnose the Issue
If you experience a leaky basement, we recommend diagnosing the problem as this will help tell the extent of the issue. A leaky basement window frame can be where all of that water damage is coming from. A gap on either side of the window will let in rain and snow, allowing water to trickle into your home.
At Toledo Basement Repair, we have skilled professionals to help you ensure that both sides of your window area are covered with mold-resistant caulk, foam insulation, or another waterproof sealant. The gap should also be caulked so that the room doesn’t hold any moisture.
Use Foundation Sealer
Using a foundation sealant can help you to waterproof even further around your windows, so they aren’t leaking at all. For best result when applying foundation sealer is by hiring a reputable repair company. With professionals’ help, you can be sure of dry widows, thus keeping your home dry.
Install Window Wells
Window wells can be a great way to prevent water from seeping into your home through the window frame. We recommend window wells covers that will keep rain and snow from getting in depending on the leakage condition.
If your home doesn’t already have gutters, adding them can help direct water away from the foundation of your house. This will help keep the soil around your home dry and reduce the amount of water entering your house through windows or doors.
Don’t Forget the Vents
Be sure that you have proper ventilation around any window wells or areas that will be prone to getting wet. Water needs a space to drain into the soil, not on a surface like wood or drywall. If there is no place for this water to go, mold and mildew will grow and give off harmful fumes as they decompose over time.
The bottom line is that if you want to keep your home dry, you need to make sure that your windows are properly sealed. There are many ways to do this, and it’s essential to find the solution that works best for your home. By taking the time to waterproof your windows, you can avoid costly water damage in the future.
If you’re having trouble with water damage, don’t hesitate to call us at Toledo Basement Repair for help. We’ll be happy to assess the damage and recommend the best course of action for repairing it. Once you hire us for any waterproofing needs, you can get a 10% off your next service. Check out our webpage on waterproof solutions. You can also check us out on Facebook.
Kevin Oberhouse was raised in Toledo with 7 siblings. Dawn and Kevin have four kids.
The Oberhouse family lives in the house Kevin built when with his first crew. Kevin’s parents invited more than 100 foster children into their home throughout his life. Kevin believes this part of his life really helped to build empathy for others.
Kevin has a degree in civil engineering and went on to get an MBA as well as multiple other certifications in structural systems, egress systems, air quality, and commercial and residential roofing, among many others.
Toledo Basement Repairs promises to treat you and your project with respect and our best professional judgment. There is plenty of work out there and Toledo Basement Repair will not push you into a system that you do not fully understand or feel comfortable with.