The purpose of a window well is too prevent water penetrating through the window. Without a window well some basement windows will be below grade and would be a source of water leakage, insect damage and wood rot. Window wells also allow for more light to enter the basement area. We measure each window individually to ensure the best fit and we can order any size you may need. Window wells are corrugated steel with a galvanized coating for long life.
For installation, we start by digging approximately 18″ down below the window and then install coiled drain tile filled with approximately 4-8″ of 1″ (diameter) clean rock for additional drainage. Clear plastic covers are optional, but in most situations we find it’s better to leave wells open, so moisture isn’t trapped near the window.