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Old 07-27-2014, 08:23 AM   #1
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Hi Guys,
Posting this here as thought better to link all the questions up in one post

We got hit with a torrential downpour last week, 3 inches in 30 minutes.

Anyway the area in blue was full of water, which got into our garage as the water could not run away fast enough due to the small holes in the
drain cover (In Red), which I could not remove at the time and still cant as the screws are rusted on tight.





I would like to increase the water run off into the drain, thinking about drilling holes into the drain cover, its made of plastic, or maybe remove and place a grill over the drain?

Also would like to put something in place to block the water getting into the garage ie. raise the plinth, maybe put a piece of wood across and
seal it?





Any suggestions on what to do will be appreciated.

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I am having this problem also, I really don't know how to correct it other than adding a small curb on the inside of the door and sealing the bottom plate so water won't come in under it. That is what I plan to do.

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Hi Guys, I'm bumping this as other than BigJim's, I didn't get a reply that helped me
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Just my opinion, but you are better off attacking it from your first train of thought, increasing the drain somehow. Any attempt to block off the door is a losing fight against the water...if you do manage to build up something high enough to block water intrusion there, it will go around/under it or find another way to get into the home which is even more costly/annoying. I think you need to find a way to drain the water that is pooling in the "blue area."

Screws - a good set of metal drill bits and a drill that spins very slowly will drill the heads right off of them. Remove what is left with vice grip.
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Where does the drain lead to?

Given that the drain cover is plastic, drilling more holes in it is a good idea. You will have to choose hole location and size so the cover does not disintegrate.

Any way to regrade the land so not so much water accumulates in the blue area?
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If you are going to go the hole drilling method or modify the cover in any way, keep in mind it's there for a reason - likely to keep foreign material out. Design some sort of mesh if you are drilling especially large holes. It would be favorable to drill many small holes versus very few large holes.
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Hi Guys,
Drilled small holes in existing cover..



There's been no heavy downpours like the one that caused the flooding, will update if works or not
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Hi Guys, Had a big downpour today, usual spots in the garden flooded, the modifications to the drain cover worked a treat, no water build up at all in the path area
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