When there is water outside of a basement window, it will leak into the basement. This was becoming an issue for a homeowner in Owensboro, KY. There are physical signs to look out for if the window of a basement is suspected to be leaking. Signs for water damage include water, rusted or drafty windows, or if the window wells are rusty or open. These issues happen because the gutters overflow into the window well: the ground around the window is pitched toward the house, or the downspout is dumping lots of water near the window. There were solutions to this problem that the homeowner was ready to solve.
A drain was installed from the window well to the perimeter drainage system around the basement that leads to the sump pump. A drain hole is drilled through the basement wall just under the windowsill. EverLast window was installed. The window is energy-efficient and all-vinyl, making it perfect for the basement, Once the new EverLast window is put in, it will effectively keep water out of the basement, leaving the homeowner satisfied!