Does residential code state that a drain should be installed in all exterior window wells?
Does residential code state what type of fill should be used for window wells?
I have not found in the Residential Building code a requirement for drain in window wells.
The only requirement I have found is that window well drains to be installed in egress windows.
Here is the problem…
New construction last year.
Heavy rain flooded a window well and water entered the home.
Window well is filled with clay dirt and no drain.
Builder is claiming no code requirements for a drain exist.