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Old 06-29-2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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Hello,

I have a walk-out basement & I've noticed water leaking in,
from underneath the door, during the last 2 rainstorms.

I initially thought the threshold needed work, &
this still may also be the case.
I see today, the drain in front of the basement door became plugged,
with debris during the storm.

I try to keep the drain & area free from debris.
This storm was violent & debris collected during the raging storm, &
I believe caused water to backup over the threshold, & leak in to the basement.

Please share your ideas with me, to help make a more watertight
threshold & basement, &
a way to make the drain more clog resistant.

Thanks In Advance,
Uni
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:02 PM   #2
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A couple of suggestions--cheapest first--

A.Remove the threshold clean and wire brush the back and the concrete--then reset it with plenty of silicone caulk under it---

B.Same as above but add a riser made of 3/4" PVC board,siliconed to the concrete---then reset the threshold and cut the door to match.

C. Cut the concrete open and replace the little round drain with a long trench drain---

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I would go for suggestion B. As long as its the cheapest.
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A couple of suggestions--cheapest first--

A.Remove the threshold clean and wire brush the back and the concrete--then reset it with plenty of silicone caulk under it---

B.Same as above but add a riser made of 3/4" PVC board,siliconed to the concrete---then reset the threshold and cut the door to match.

C. Cut the concrete open and replace the little round drain with a long trench drain---
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Is there a device which will fit over this round drain, like an inverted drain strainer, making the drain more resistant to being covered & plugged with debris?

Thanks Again,
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Yes there is---look in the drain pipe section of the store, they are used in window wells---tripping hazard--but if that entry is seldom used then go for it.
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Yes there is---look in the drain pipe section of the store, they are used in window wells---tripping hazard--but if that entry is seldom used then go for it.
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I had one that was deeper than that and I added a wood slat cover for the whole pad---that caught the leaves and made the deep well shallower and easier to walk on--

that well was about 7 inches deep---much deeper that yours---

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