Window wells protect basement windows from dirt and water and direct stormwater into the weeping tile system. A window well is a U-shaped, ribbed, light metal product that surrounds the window and is tight against the basement wall. A window well should be at least a foot below the bottom of the basement window.
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Do not use your window wells as a storage space. This may disrupt the drainage function of the window well and compromise your foundation or windows.
For further information, contact a landscape or foundation professional to assess your property or existing window wells.