Window wellwhatdoIdonow?

Old 02-16-23, 05:23 AM
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Window wellwhatdoIdonow?

First time post here on DIY. Hey everyone!

SE PA Home was built in 1920s. Stone/morter foundation. Been here two years.

Recent interior waterproofing pros installed french drains and sump pump due to hydrostatic pressure leaks and other sources of water from foundation.

They recommended window wells for two exterior points. See pics. Ive started the dig myself. I don't think there is any weeping tile to auger down to so I'm wondering if my new interior drain system will suffice if I simply drain the water to the foundation footer level and let my sump take care of the rest.

soil is heavy clay mix so it will not drain well. Pun unintended.

Will add pics once I figure out how. Not the friendliest mobile site
Old 02-16-23, 05:42 AM
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Instructions for posting photos is at the top of most every forum.

Putting pictures in your post

Your easiest course of action is to ensure water drains away from the window wells and put a cover over them.
Old 02-16-23, 06:07 AM
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They recommended window wells
And what was the rational?

Today, especially with basement egress windows they are usually tied into the "exterior" drain tiles, but if all you have is interior that is not an easy task, if even possible with stone walls.


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