Keeping Rainwater out of the Basement

Here’s a question from our 6/8/2019 Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Sandy from West Virginia says, “Rainwater seeps under the exterior basement door, which has no threshold.

“When they built this home 40 years ago, both the basement floor and the exterior pad were poured at the same time. There is a 3-inch drain in the exterior ‘section’ which has a very slight grade leading down to it.

“By the way, the drain is fine no plugs when I snaked it! I’m all out of ideas. Your opinion(s) would be very much be appreciated.”

We recommend that Sandy check out some doors from Bilco. They are made with weather-resistant features that may help keep rainwater outside.

Listen above for the segment!

Read the blog from the June 8 show and listen to the full broadcast here

Further Reading:

3 Tips to Keep Water Out of Basements
Waterproofing Basement Walls


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Keeping Rainwater out of the Basement