Now that you know the issues that arise from a bad window well, as well as how to fix it, we need to cover when is the right time to have it done. Again, we never learned this growing up, but we did learn Bohr Models, thank the lord.
There are going to be a number of signs that tell you when it is time to replace your window well. Some are obvious, and some take a little investigating:
1. You have flooding in your basement under your window well.
a. While this is not a death sentence, it does point to the larger problem. Time to inspect your window well.
2. Your Window Well overlaps the frame of the window outside.
a. As stated above, this can cause the window frame to leak inside and the eventual need to replace the window.
3. The Window Well is bowing in.
a. The bulge, pregnant lady look is not suited for your Window Well. This signifies a potential collapse, which can break windows and put dirt, water, and a path for animals inside (especially if you are out of town, eek!)
4. An Inspector calls it out.
a. So you’re selling your home and an inspector tells you it’s an issue. Done deal, time to get your window well inspected by a professional.
Pretty easy, right? Now recite to me the makeup of a Hydrogen Atom. Yeah, me neither.
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“Not Everything’s Better When Wet”