My mother in law's home was built in 1950, has a full basement with window wells. When the Spring rains come, these wells are filling up, and looking out one of her basement windows is like looking into a fish tank. The wells are under overhangs and have covers so this has to be ground water coming up, I would think. Wondering if digging the wells out (they are full of silt and such) about a foot down and putting in some gravel would eliminate, or at least alleviate the problem? VERY open to suggestions/solutions. Thanks in advance for any help!