03:53PM | 05/30/03
Member Since: 05/29/03
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We recently finished construction and moved into our ranch with finished basement. Three rooms have egress windows and window wells that allow "flooding" into the bedrooms with each hard rain. The rain washes away the ground (sand) around the well allowing water to go down under the well and come up through the drain. Water builds up and floods into the bedrooms ruining the carpet, pad, etc. Does anyone have any suggestions to help stop this problem?? We've only lived in the house for two months and it has happend twice already.

plumber Tom

03:42PM | 06/01/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Tie the window wells into your basement waterproofing system. Drill holes and install 3/4" pvc piping, and run it right into the system. Fill up the window wells with crushed stone. Water that comes in will travel to the sump pump. If your walls are finished, just channel out a small section.


07:24AM | 06/03/03
Member Since: 02/13/03
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Do you have a tile running around your foundation walls?

The drain for the window well should tie into the tile that carries water to your sump pit or the daylight drain if you don't have a sump.

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