Pretty standard basement windows, they are slightly below ground and let in water when it rains.
This is before the window drain gets installed. Its a nice new, and energy efficient basement window. The water was leaking in through the edges and ended up making a mess all over the floor in the basement.
This is a close up shot of the interior basement wall. The window drain is the grey thing attached to the wall. It connects the pipe outside, through the wall, to the "french drain" system around the perimeter of the basement.
Here you can see the full picture of how the window drain looks. It prevents all that rain water from collecting in the window well and leaking into your basement. Also, it won't collect and sit in the well long enough to rot the wood frame around the window.
A nice straight ahead picture of the window drain.
These photos show a leaky basement that had several problems to fix. The basement windows were slightly below ground and had a tendency to fill with water. One of the things we do to fix this issue is to install a well duct or window drain. This is a way to direct the water from the window well into a drainage system or sump pump.