06:21AM | 07/04/13
Member Since: 07/04/13
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I had the same problem, the stairwell drainage pipe is stopped up with tree root', sediment or what ever. the staiwell would fill up with water running down the steps and ground water around me basement was backing up into it also. The stairwell would fill up and run under the door and into my basement drain, so after a couple years of this I finally thought if it was coming in and going to the basement drain why not make a direct drain under the floor to the floor drain, PVC pipe from one drain to the other problem solved. I used 2" pipe and sometime's it seem's to be a little small with a lot of rain so if I did it again I might use a little larger pipe. You also should cosider some type of screen to keep sediment and sludge from stopping up basement drain. GOOD LUCK


09:01AM | 06/24/14
My exterior basement steps do not have a drain. It has a small "trench" 1" wide and 3/4" deep notched to the basement (unfinished) drain. Works fair unless there is a downpour. Can I just drill a 4" core and use the Gravel/sand drainage that is under the cement floor?


06:32PM | 08/13/14
I know the type of drainage you have as I have the same style/problems. I believe the only way to fix it is to dig up all the old rocks/clogged nastyness. Then replace with a similar rock from your local rock dealer. I've also thought of covering the stairs with something similar to a carport to reduce the amount of rain caught by the stairs.


06:22AM | 08/21/14
Member Since: 08/19/14
17 lifetime posts
can't imagine who no one has posted the correct answer yet,,, put in a lawn grate 2 the btm of the stairs over a sump,,, put a pump in the sump & pump the collected wtr to a point where gravity allows it to drain away from the house,,, this is how any pro would resolve the issue - nec requires separate power line for exterior pump

we always use zoeller automatic m-53 pumps [ no $ interest, tho ] ( ebay - generally $ 120 + $ 20 shipping )


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