The moment a foundation issue is detected, narrow down the area in your basement right away. Feel free to move any furniture, couches or carpet that are in the way to allow us to make evaluation process easier. On the exterior of foundation wall, take note of your existing grade, shrubbery, trees, water taps or any variable that may be contributing to the leak. Remember, don't forget to check your eavestroughs!
Window Well Installation Services
by GJ MacRae
“Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
– Marian Wright Edelman
Basement Window Leaking Problem: What Are Window Wells?
Homeowners install a window in their basement for the purpose of ventilation for light and air. But everything goes wrong when there is rain. Due to improper grading and no waterproofing, the rain water starts to collect around the walls and water starts to leak through the joints of the window glasses. And in no time, your basement starts to flood. And we all know the horrors of a leaky basement. The same old mould and mildew problem, flooded basement, losing valuable items in the flooded basement and practically unable to use the basement for anything due to the water. These windows do more damage than they provide benefits to you.
The Solution: WINDOW WELLS. Window wells are the solution to your leaky window problems. Having a properly installed window well allows you to install larger windows, deep into your basement walls which provides better ventilation. Window wells are a recess in the ground that is dug around your basement walls that helps you to install larger sized windows. But the window wells alone cannot solve the problem of a leaky window. Window wells when combined with a proper drainage system and window well cover, is the solution to a leaky basement window. A weeping tile drainage system needs to be installed at the base of the window wells which allows the drainage of the water that is collected in the well. The window well cover is used to prevent leaves and other debris from accumulating in the window wells that hinder the drainage process.
Window Well Installation Experts In Toronto!
GJ MacRae Foundation Repair is one of the best basement waterproofing companies in Toronto. We provide a complete basement waterproofing solution which includes Window well installation and window well drainage installation services. You should not compromise when it comes to having proper natural lighting in your basement and window wells allow for installation of larger sized windows which provides excess natural light to your basement. GJ MacRae has been providing window well installation in Toronto for over 48 years. We provide the complete window well package that includes window well installation, window well drainage installation and window well covers.
Having window wells around your basement windows is extremely important to prevent leakage and we are here to help. If you are ever in need of installing window wells and window well drainage in your basement, remember GJ MacRae, the best window well installation contractor in Toronto. We have served over 10,000+ customers in the last five decades and will love to provide you with your basement waterproofing solutions.
Benefits of Window Wells with Drainage:
The most important benefit of installing a window well is that they provide natural lighting into your basement. Most basements are below the normal surface and receive minimum lighting. But these window wells allow you to install larger windows around your basement to get enough natural lighting inside your basement. They also reduce your energy bills by doing so.
Proper Air Circulation
Most basements are musty and have a very damp smell due to the walls being constantly wet. Having larger windows allows proper air circulation that helps to reduce the moisture and also prevent your basement from smelling musty and damp.
These window wells also serve as an emergency exit for dangerous situations like fire or burglary. Having window wells give you enough space to exit through and reach a safe place during these events.
Compliance with Law
Most provinces now require homeowners to compulsorily install window wells for below grade windows. County building codes and insurance policies have now made it compulsory for residential buildings with basements to install window wells for safety purposes.
The Gj Macrae Window Well Installation Process
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why Choose us?
GJ MacRae is a complete basement waterproofing contractor and is one of the best when it comes to window well installation in Toronto. We have served over 10,000+ customers to date and always delivered quality workmanship and we leave no stones unturned when it comes to quality service. We only use products of the highest quality as we are keen to deliver a service that lasts for years to come.
We have been featured on top sites like Homestars, HGTV and Google Guaranteed. Our services come along with a transferable 15-year warranty. We also provide basement foundation crack repair services, structural foundation repair, French drain installation, weeping tile system installation, sump pump installation, underpinning, and a complete structural foundation repair service. We have been serving the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Toronto, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Georgetown, and surrounding areas.
A Word from Our Customers
Industry-leading GJ MacRae Waterproofing Services
GJ MacRae Foundation Repair provides customers with top-notch services in foundation repair in Toronto. There are various Waterproofing Services available such as Basement Waterproofing, Interior/Exterior Weeping Tile Systems, Sump Pumps Installation, Crack repair, etc. Over 48 years of experience and 10,000+ satisfied customers from Toronto, our licensed specialists are completely confident that we can guarantee the best results with the most reasonable price and warranty for each type of project request.
We specialize in basement waterproofing services for below grade concrete block, poured concrete, field stone, and rubble stone foundation walls. With over 48 years of service in the GTA and backed by the most reliable warranty in the business, see what the GJ MacRae difference is all about.
Foundation Crack Repair Toronto
Is there a crack in your poured, block, or rubble stone foundation wall, and is this crack allowing water to leak into your basement? Why do interior crack repair methods simply not work? Trust the experts and see why GJ MacRae Foundation Repair carries the most reliable crack repair warranty in the business.
Weeping Tile Systems Toronto
A century-old technology, reborn! Our services also include interior and exterior weeping tile systems coupled with deep insights and experience relating to all things drainage. Ask us about the difference between interior and exterior drainage methods and enjoy the benefit of our expertise!
Sump Pumps Toronto
Sump pumps and sump basins are an integral part of all below grade drainage strategies due to their simplicity, reliability, low cost and proven effectiveness. Ensure your sump pump, basin and battery backup system are well maintained and ready for the next big rain or thaw.
Structural Wall Repairs Toronto
Is the structure of your home moving and is this movement accelerating as the years pass? The sooner the integrity of your foundation is restored, the better. We have a full line of time-tested, certified structural foundation repair solutions tailored to your scope and budget.
Crumbling Foundations Toronto
Are your foundation walls spalling, eroding or fragmenting? Is this damage accelerating through the years? Stopping moisture penetration through your above grade concrete structure is imperative. We offer brush parging, s-type, adhesive, mesh, fiber and thermal-slurry solutions for a lasting barrier.
Basement Underpinning Toronto
GJ MacRae are pioneers of the overflow underpinning method in the Greater Toronto Area. Our underpinning process allows for safe, reliable vertical increases in basement ceiling height that can turn crawl spaces into full living quarters; and all for less than a standard second story addition.
Structural Carbon Fiber Toronto
When your foundation walls begin to show signs of cracking or bowing it is generally an indication of severe exterior lateral pressure from tree roots, hydrostatics or poorly draining soil. Click here to find out more about our full line of carbon fiber foundation reinforcement applications.
Window Wells Toronto
Basement windows are a great source of natural light and can also act as a designated fire escape, but what happens when window wells begin to deteriorate, clog and leak? Our hand excavated exterior window well repair solutions are permanent and allow for unimpeded drainage all year long, guaranteed.
Get More Light, No Leakage
Get a window well with a drain installed today and transform your basement. Enjoy abundant sunlight, proper air circulation and no more leakage with a properly installed window well.
Need window wells with drainage installed? Contact GJ MacRae, the finest window well installation contractors in Toronto. Give us a call or fill out the form below and our team will inspect your basement situation and provide the ideal window well installation solutions for your basement windows. Feel free to contact us at (905) 824-2557 or fill out the form below.
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So, What’s Next?
Step One To Three. When we say The Arc, we are talking not only about the company or the team. We are talking about our wonderful customers. We would never find motivation and the strength to do our job without all of them. We are proud of our clients.
Observe and Document
Observe and identify the foundation leak or structural deficiency and document.
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If you prefer to contact us online through email, please click here. We can help guide you through the most common foundation culprits to help save you time and money, and help you avoid the pitfalls of misdiagnosis or faulty repairs. If the issue is structural in nature, ask us about our engineering options. We offer free estimates, and we can help you make the best choice to stay high and dry for years to come
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If you would prefer to call us directly, we are available between Monday and Friday 8AM - 5PM. Let us guide you through the most common foundation culprits to help you avoid the pitfalls of misdiagnosis or faulty repairs. If the issue is structural in nature, ask us about our engineering options. We offer free estimates, and can guide you over the phone to help you make the best choice to stay high and dry.