I'd never had a problem with water in my window well
, so I never thought to clean it out.
Geometric mean dust lead loadings before cleaning were 43, 29, 308, and 707 [micro]g/[ft.sup.2] in the kitchen floor, playroom floor, playroom windowsill, and playroom window well
Topping the window well
is a cover that can support the weight of a man while shutting out winter chill and debris, yet is light enough for even children to open and escape.
Then extend all downspouts several feet away from the foundation, and cover window wells
with plastic window well
Then build a terraced window well
to tunnel down as much outdoor light as possible.
In upcoming issues, we'll show you how to build a window well
large enough to accommodate an egress window and how to install the window itself.
If it comes from outside the window well
and enters it where the well is connected to the foundation walls, grade corrections should be made to close any low spots -- a common problem -- and ensure a gentle slope away from the foundation.
The leakage usually occurs at only one or two spots, often at a corner where a downspout has fallen off, along one side of the house where a gutter is clogged, or at a window well
. Another sure sign is a damp, inverted-V pattern on the basement wall, which appears when water enters through a hole or crack high on the wall and spreads as it runs down.
They were until we opened one of the windows to remove the plant material in the window well
. We have covers on all the basement window wells
Backflow prevention devices under this program are to address sanitary sewer backups only, not stormwater or sump pump-related backups, where water has entered the basement through foundation cracks, window wells
, doors or as a result of an overwhelmed or failed sump pump.
For instance, to mitigate hurricane damage, businesses should install hurricane shutters; remove dead and diseased trees and branches; and clean rain gutters, outside stairwells, window wells
, drain lines, and downspouts.