06:08AM | 07/31/00
Member Since: 07/30/00
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I have a walk-out basement with stairs leading down into the basement from the outside. There is a drain on the inside of the basement door right next to the door. During rains, the water runs down the stairs, under the door and into the basement drain. I don't mind the water too much (it's going to bother me if I ever want to finish the basement), but the bugs, that crawl in after the rains, do. Is there any way I can fix this problem myself or am I going to have to call in a contractor to switch the drain to the outside.


06:17AM | 08/01/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
The simplest, cheapest solution would be to place a screen over the drain that has mesh smaller than the bugs. The only problem I see with that is that you'll occasionally need to clean the dirt, etc off the screen to keep it from clogging up.


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