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Window Well Installation

Without a proper window well, if your windows aren’t draining properly, the water can flow right into your basement between the window frame or window itself. One bad rainstorm can lead to enough water to cost you thousands of dollars in damage.
Window wells are a simple fix but need to be installed by an expert. Failure to install them correctly can send rainwater directly down your wall into the basement. With so much at stake, this is usually not a do-it-yourself job, and you should trust trained professionals.
Window drainage problems can cause:
  • Water leaking directly into  your basement from the window
  • Sediment contamination of the gravel in a window well
  • Damage to walls, wall studs, and drywall
  • man in excavated hole installing a window well drain
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    Protecting Basement Window Frames From Leaks

    When the surrounding ground becomes saturated with water, additional rain and melted runoff collect around the exterior of low-lying basement windows. Window well installation plays a vital part in protecting the integrity of basement window frames. Your home’s specific location and floor plan impact this result.
    Architects frequently design basements to include windows in order to optimize natural light in the lowest level of the residence. Even if you own an unfinished basement, windows in these locations offer significant advantages. Yet the absence of a window well may facilitate the intrusion of water through leaking ground-level window frames, especially after heavy downpours.

    Basement Windows Water Drainage

    Rain splattering against basement windows unprotected by a well typically collects in pools beside the window frame, which can lead to foundational cracks along the corner of your window frame. This process will eventually deteriorate the frame. Wooden window frames may warp, or begin rotting. Wells help promotes better water drainage.

    Benefits of Installing a Window Well

    Customers sometimes wonder why the addition of window wells to homes in the Greater Toronto Area matter so much. This type of home improvement has gained popularity during recent years for several important reasons. Professionally installed window wells offer homeowners at least three key advantages:

    1. Waterproofing Value: As discussed previously, obtaining an accurate window well installation through an experienced waterproofing company helps avoid costly damage to the premises. Accurate window well installation helps prevent water damage to the exterior of the residence, while also preventing some seepage into basements and foundations. This makes a huge difference in the long term satisfaction of a property owner with the residence.
    2. Basic Fire Safety Assistance: If you do own a residence with basement-level windows, the easiest, safest route out of the home for people using the basement during a fire may be through a basement window. Carefully installed window wells may supply a way for residents to exit through the window and then climb to safety. Today, many manufacturers have designed attractive basement window well coverings which will slip over the well to prevent accidents in the yard. However, these coverings must also allow someone escaping from the premises during an emergency to remove them from within the well to gain access to the exterior of the home.
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    3. Enhanced Marketability: In some cases, homeowners remodel unfinished basements. They may create additional living or workspaces downstairs. If someone does make the significant investment required to finish an unfinished basement and install basement entrances, it might prove important for economic reasons to increase the number of conforming bedrooms in the residence. This effort ultimately promotes the marketability of the property. Depending upon the floor plan, the window well installation performed during this type of home remodeling project often impacts whether or not residential properties are able to obtain needed designations.

    Consider Your Home's Basement Window Well Specifications

    Creating waterproof, fire safe, attractive window wells enhance the residential property.  For this reason, savvy investors in the Greater Toronto Area seek window well installation from MT Drains & Plumbing. Our team considers all these important aspects of a window well to ensure our customers receive a valuable product.

    We’ll work with you closely to furnish the best window well installation for your unique property.  By taking precautions to ensure you’ve selected the best basement windows well installation technologies to maintain your residence in a dry, comfortable condition, you’ll ultimately contribute to your home’s long term resale potential.
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    "We had leaks in basement and drains backing up. Pavel from MT Drains came immediately to fix the problem... Pavel was very accommodating and made sure our business was not interrupted. Thank you for all your excellent work!"

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    We have been providing window wells and waterproofing services to residential and commercial customers in the greater Toronto area since 1991.

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    MT Drains & Plumbing Reviews

    Maks B.Maks B. ★★★★★ Awesome service. Very fast response, and high-quality service. We had a water leak through the crack in the basement, The guys quickly visited us and provided a few solutions, after finalizing a quote it was a fast and quality repair. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.Cooper W.Cooper W. ★★★★★ Absolutely would recommend MT Drains & Plumbing. They were very prompt and responsive to all communications, and were very persistent and helpful in finding/diagnosing a really obscure issue we were having with water in our basement. The quality of the work done was great, they installed a new window well for us and there was not a single thing left out of place after they were done the work as well as completely explaining everything that they did and the steps they took.David D.David D. ★★★★★ I had a 6 ft repair done crack was sealed and new rubber installed weepers were checked and tested ok! Workmanship was excellent cleaned area and all and all was a fantastic job! Slava was amazing he diagnosed a new problem and made sufficient repair! Job well done!Veronika L.Veronika L. ★★★★★ We needed to fix the foundation crack after the basement leak. Called MT Drains and they provided the quote within couple days and scheduled the service. Very professional, knowledgeable and great customer service. We also used them for waterproofing other area around the house and fixed the window well drainage and were happy with their service and pricing.Steven T.Steven T. ★★★★★ The drain from bathroom sink was leaking. The drain pipe got replaced. MT Drains did a wonderful jobSimon S.Simon S. ★★★★★ The drain from our kitchen sink was leaking near the place where it attached to the sink itself. The reason turned out to be corrosion that was rotting away the place where the drain pipes attach to the sink.Pavel from MT Drains responded to my Trusted Pros posting within minutes, and was able to have a plumber come that very day. Dima arrived within the agreed time frame. He was polite, friendly, efficient and very skilled at diagnosing the problem and making the repair by replacing the corroded parts. He also cleaned up after his work.Viktoriya in the office was also very helpful and professional - the entire operation was fast, efficient, effective, friendly and professional. I will definitely call on MT Drains for any future plumbing needs.Karen G.Karen G. ★★★★★ These guys were amazing! Incredibly responsive from the first call. Very thorough and knowledgeable during the quoting process - and they did an incredible job repairing a wet basement issue we’ve had for YEARS! They were so clean and efficient while doing the actual work. I would recommend them without any hesitation.WalterWalter ★★★★★ We had an emergency drain leak and MT Drains were the only once who were able to accommodate us. Patel came within an hour and fixed our problem on the spot. Definitely recommend MT Drains! Great customer service and workmanship!Frank S.Frank S. ★★★★★ I found water leaking in our basement and i called numerous companies and they told me i needed to get waterproofing done.However, I recently had a wonderful experience with this MT Drain plumbing company. I reached out to them for assistance. The technician named Pavel came by to inspect for a water leak problem. They arrived promptly and quickly identified the problem. He was very meticuous and thoroguh with his investigation and found the problem. What really stood out to me was that they didn't charge me for just finding the issue. They provided me with a thorough explanation of the problem and their recommended solution. I was impressed with their honesty and professionalism, and would highly recommend this company to anyone in need of plumbing services. Thank you so much for your outstanding service! God bless your company for the best honest company! Saved me thousands of dollars by finding a simple problem! They just got a customer for life and i will recommend their talented technician to everyone i know who needs a plumbing work.Paul A.Paul A. ★★★★★ We are repeat customers of MT Drain Richmond Hill and could not be happier with their services. Our first experience with them involved basement waterproofing, and we have had no issues with it for the past six years, even during periods of heavy rainfall. In addition, they provided us with gorgeous window-well covers that have attracted inquiries from friends and neighbors. Beyond their excellent work, the team is punctual, budget-friendly, and extremely courteous. They also prioritize property protection and ensure that no damage is incurred. Communication is excellent, and they follow up promptly, demonstrating their professionalism.Paul A.Paul A. ★★★★★ For some time, our basement had been experiencing water leakage after rain showers. The issue persisted, and with every passing storm, the leaks became more severe, leaving me feeling anxious. After researching online for a reliable company, I discovered Mt Drains. I reached out to them and was pleasantly surprised by how promptly they responded and came to assess the situation. The technician who attended to us was not only personable but also provided us with the best solution to our problem. The workers who carried out the job were equally professional and friendly, and upon completion, the area looked better than it did before. I am highly satisfied with their services and will undoubtedly recommend them to anyone in need.Mihail M.Mihail M. ★★★★★ Guys did an amazing job , fixing leak in the basement . Very professional job . Thanks againValeria S.Valeria S. ★★★★★ We called MT Drains & Pluming after a leak in the basement after heavy rain. The team was courteous and very professional. We ended up hiring Pavel for external basement waterproofing. The job was done on time and the price was reasonable.Anton PAnton P ★★★★★ Great company to deal with. Had leaking basement, called them and they came next day. Started working in 2 days and finished all in 3!weeks. Highly recommend.js_loader

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