Basement Window Leak Repair in Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, West Kelowna, Salmon Arm, Williams Lake

Water pouring out from a basement window in West Kelowna

Water will find its way into your basement in any way it can. Even if you seal off your concrete walls and install a perimeter drain, leaks can still occur through a variety of ways.

One of the most common ways that water floods a basement is through your basement windows.

Why Do Windows Leak?

Basement windows are most often made out of steel or wood. As these materials age, they will begin to rust, corrode, and decay.

Repaired waterproofed basement window leak in West Kelowna The windows begin to hang loosely in their frame, and the frame begins to hang loosely in its opening in your basement wall.

Fortunately, basement window leaks can be fixed quickly, easily, and permanently by draining any leaking water into your perimeter drainage system.

At BC Basement Systems, we fix flooding basement windows every day. For your free wet basement repair quote in Vernon, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nelson, Quesnel, Penticton, West Kelowna, Salmon Arm, Castlegar, Williams Lake, Trail, Coldstream, Winfield, Westbank, Armstrong, Chase, Oyama, contact us today!

Steps to Install the WellDuct® System

We fix leaking basement windows with the WellDuct® Basement Window System to redirect flooding to a perimeter drain or drywell. During installation, our technicians follow these four simple steps:

  1. Install A Perimeter Drain: At BC Basement Systems, we recommend that water from your WellDuct® is directed into a French drain system.
  2. Create A Drainage Channel: The installer will create a small hole in the wall -- just underneath the window. If you have block walls, a PVC pipe will be installed in this hole and a grated opening will be installed on the outside of the pipe to help prevent clogs. A polymer will be injected around the outer edge of the pipe to help keep it sealed and in place.
  3. Direct Water Into Your Perimeter Drainage System: The WellDuct® will be placed on the inside of the basement wall, directing water down into your perimeter drain. The WellDuct® is mechanically fastened to your basement wall.
  4. Seal The Drain: The edges and top of the WellDuct® will be sealed to your wall with a polymer sealant. Once the workplace is carefully cleaned, your installation is complete!
Flood Alert!

Old basement window frames easily rust and rot. Combine them with corroded, debris-filled metal window wells, and you have a real eyesore!

To make matters worse, these window wells leak when filled with snow and rain during wet seasons. Replace your windows and install new covered window wells for a drier, happier home.

Basement Window Maintenance

Like most things in your home, your basement windows do better with a little maintenance. While your window will still probably leak at some point in the future without a WellDuct®, here are a few things you can do to help keep water to a minimum:

  • Routinely clean out dirt, leaves, and other debris from your window wells
  • Keep your gutters clean so runoff water does not pool around your windows.
  • Grade the soil around your home so it is sloped away from your windows -- and the rest of your foundation.

Call or e-mail us today for a free waterproofing quote in Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon, Nelson, Quesnel, Penticton, West Kelowna, Salmon Arm, Castlegar, Williams Lake, Westbank, Trail, Coldstream, Oyama, Armstrong, Chase, Winfield and the surrounding British Columbia area!

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our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Anglemont
  • Armstrong
  • Avola
  • Barriere
  • Blind Bay
  • Blue River
  • Canoe
  • Castlegar
  • Celista
  • Chase
  • Cherryville
  • Clearwater
  • Coldstream
  • Douglas Lake
  • Eagle Bay
  • Enderby
  • Falkland
  • Grindrod
  • Heffley Creek
  • Kelowna
  • Lake Country
  • Lavington
  • Lee Creek
  • Little Fort
  • Lumby
  • Magna Bay
  • Malakwa
  • Mara
  • Mclure
  • Mica Creek
  • Nelson
  • Penticton
  • Pinantan Lake
  • Pritchard
  • Quilchena
  • Revelstoke
  • Salmon Arm
  • Scotch Creek
  • Sicamous
  • Sorrento
  • St Ives
  • Swansea Point
  • Tappen
  • Trail
  • Valemount
  • Vavenby
  • Vernon
  • West Kelowna
  • Westbank
  • Westwold
Our Locations:

BC Basement Systems
386 Totem Avenue Unit 31
Kelowna, BC V1X5W6
1-250-984-2302
Service Area For BC Basement Systems