Stairwell drains or areaway drains are an important part of waterproofing your basement. Every exterior basement door which is subgrade(below the ground) should have a drain installed to eliminate the pooling of water. They are required by county building codes and assure the rainwater doesn’t end up in your basement. During heavy downpours rainwater cascades down your stairs and the area in front of your basement door fills with water. Without a proper drainage system this water will end up in your basement.
20000 Leaks drainage experts would install either a box or rectangular drain to capture the water. These drains are flush with the concrete slab and are connected to the interior subgrade drainage system and pumped away from the area. Our stairwell drain systems include a new concrete slab and professional grade approved drains and piping. A proper functioning stairwell drain is an essential part of any subgrade waterproofing system and will insure the basement stays dry.