When there is leaking water in the basement it is difficult to fix the problem. Every constructor need to think ahead the environment the situation of the ground whether it is in the lower part or high enough to protect water coming in. After the construction is finished, it is really complicated story to fix it again because it is the foundation of the house or building and cost lots of money or cost more money use of heater in winter.
Basement can be perfect living rooms or recreation place only if it meets the standard. Natural air and sunlight is part of the important factors. The use of basement window well covers can change the style and design of the basement too. But it only works when you have the dry safe basement.
To protect water or melted snow coming into the basement just make sure the water protection layer of well is installed in your building. It is my advice to check everything before you invest anything in your basement.