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How Damaged Windows Lead to Flooded Basements in Lookout Mountain, TN

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 by Kristen Owenby


Water can find its way inside a basement through multiple entry points. Primary entry points are basement windows, which often are constructed of wood or steel. These materials degrade over time, leading to corrosion, rot, and rust. As this occurs, the window will hang slack in its frame—inviting rainwater and humidity into the area.

While common, loose windows are easy to fix. Master Services recommends our WellDuct® Basement Window system, which redirects water to a perimeter drain. Our trained professionals follow four easy steps to install this dependable system.

  1. Our technicians install the drain or dry well. We recommend that the WellDuct® direct into a French drain system.
  2. Next, the team creates a drainage channel. A hole is created under the window and a PVC pipe is installed in this area. A grated opening is then installed to help prevent clogs.
  3. A plastic fitting is affixed to the inside basement wall to direct water into the perimeter drain.
  4. Finally, the edges of the plastic fitting are sealed with polymer to seal things off.

 

Have leaky windows? Contact Master Services for a no-obligation, no-cost estimate.

Loose windows let water inside

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