Midwest Waterproofing usually has several ways to solve a waterproofing problem. There are different needs for each homeowner and we try to tailor our solution to their unique situation. One that we ran into recently is called Abandon Below Grade Window.
The homeowner had a window well, below grade, that was in an area of the basement where it was no longer needed. Previously she had the window and window well removed and bricked over. As the picture at the top shows, it was leaking at the repair and a crack had formed.
However, the contractor wasn’t an expert in waterproofing. This lasted for a few years until it began to leak again. Exasperated, she called Midwest Waterproofing. Our 30+ years of construction experience gives us the insight to solve any seepage solution. We attacked the problem by removing all the previous work. It might seem like overkill but when we do a job and warranty work, we want to ensure all aspects are done correctly. We do not accept another party’s work in our solution unless they work with us. We the re-bricked the opening allowing for the mortar to dry. Then we applied an Elastomeric Coating and allowed that to dry for 24 hours.
The last day the guys replaced the soil and placed the decorative rocks that they removed earlier. They also injected the crack using our Epoxy/Urethane repair. The result it a waterproof warrantied seal for a fraction of the cost of window well replacement.