I received a call last week about basement water issues. The homeowner was a very nice guy who asked for a quote for grading and window well replacement. As you can see, the existing galvanized wells are rusted through. My question to you guys is as follows: Does there need be be a drain installed at the bottom of each of these window wells that would connect to either a dry well or city sewer? We will be raising the grade against the house as well as cutting a swale to direct his uphill neighbor's runoff away from the foundation. He is going to have the HVAC unit raised so we can bring the grade up to where code allows under the siding. Note: You can only see 1 downspout in the pictures, but none of them drain below grade.