I just got new laminate floors in my basement and have a drain outside the door, and a drain inside the utility room. The drain gets dirt in it, and plugged, resulting in water from storms. The floors have been replaced at 2 weeks old. I have had the drain roto-rotered. Should I use the brick landscaping to build up the sides of the stairs, so dirt won't get in? Also, should I put rubber baseboard on the interior wall if water does get in? Finally, should I get a canvas canopy over the door? The drain seems to get a lot of mulch, dirt from the sides of the stairs..
Thank you for your reply. I believe I may have been confusing. They didn't use a snake, but a power hose. The problem seemed to be that the little storm catcher I put in the drain, caused the debris to catch on it, to the point that it was so thick with mud, it wouldn't let the water move past it. So, I removed the little screen. I was wondering if I should build up the sides of my walls, to help the dirt from not falling over into the drain? Also, are there different types of drain filters that wouldn't prevent the water going through the pipe, when they catch the dirt?