11:58AM | 06/20/03
Member Since: 02/22/03
15 lifetime posts
I have an outside entrance to my basement and there is a drain that seems to go nowhere. I have had it snaked twice and it doesn't seem to go very far. The problem is, we've had so much rain here and now it's raining so hard that the water is backing up and coming in the basement. Can someone tell me what I can do to make this drain better?

plumber Tom

07:06AM | 06/21/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Or you can install a grid drain near the threshold of the door that ties directly into the existing basement waterproofing system. Water will enter the drain and run right to the sump pump.


07:16AM | 06/21/03
Member Since: 02/22/03
15 lifetime posts
Thank you both very much, what is a grid drain?


07:26AM | 06/21/03
Member Since: 02/22/03
15 lifetime posts
Oh and I have been sloping away from my house, all of this rain has just been terrible. I'm going to do some more soon, thank you again.


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