Window well filling with water
Whenever it rains a section of lawn and flower bed near my house seems to retain water longer than other areas. We have a finished basement. Today, it is raining hard and a window well in the problem section is filling with water as the picture shows.
I removed a bucketful and 15 mins later it is back. It seems to be coming through the wood 2x4s rather than over the mulch. I am afraid that this much water up close to the foundation will leak into the basement.
The gutters above are clear and spouts carry water away from the area.
Is it possible to seal between the 2x4s?
It is a very old house, about 60 years old, so I doubt there is a drain at the bottom of the well.
Panicking as the rain is supposed to continue all night. Help.
What can I do?