Window wells – Are generally used when a window is at or below grade level, typically basement windows. The window well allows the outside elements such as snow and water to accumulate or drain away, below the window. This is very important to reduce the possibility of the water leaking into the house or basement.
Window Well Maintenance – Regular maintenance is very important. Leaves and newspapers as well as toys and weeds should be cleaned out as part of a regular maintenance program. A properly installed window well will allow the water to drain down to the weeping tile and flow out away from the house. A window well cover is also a product which can help keep the elements out, but it may come at a slight disadvantage, less light visible at that window. See image to the right.