My question regards Basement Window Wells and the proper way to re-seal the well to the foundation and ways to improve the well drainage. Recently, due to multiple days of heavy rain storms, one of our basement window wells filled with aprox. 3" of water and proceeded to seep through the window frame and find the low spots in our basement floor. It wasn't a "flood" but enough to be annoying. This is the first time this has done this. Our home is aprox. 30 years old and well maintained. I can see, from the dirt tracks in the well, where the water came from. I'm looking for methods to possible re-seal the well where it attaches to the foundation and am looking for the best method to redo the bottom of the well as far as drainage. The existing bottom is pretty well muddied up from this episode and I think the existing drainage material is trashed. Any thoughts?
Muddy in Illinois