uncovered bulkhead flooding


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Old 04-01-05, 09:42 AM
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uncovered bulkhead flooding

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i live in a raised ranch with a basement door that opens up to the backyard via a set of 3-4 steps. with all of the heavy rain, the concrete pit containing the stairs is not draining properly, is forming a pool, and flooding uner the door....what can i do for a long term solution? Is there sposed to be a drain somewhere in this thing!?

How about before tomorrow, supposed to get heavy rain.....tarp, planks, etc...?
 

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Old 04-01-05, 10:02 AM
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How is the water getting to the pit????? outside grade??? Gutters on the home stoped up. Roof water get down into it. Was there a floor drain put in it ???? For now built a tent like with a tarp tack it on the home and slope it down from there over the stairs.

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Old 04-01-05, 10:51 AM
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Not sure...will observe this weekend. Gutters should not be clogged, they have those little shields on em....although they could have been overflowing as we got A TON OF HEAVY RAIN! My thought was that it filled just from the rain, as the pit extends well out beyond the house...grade not a problem at all. As far as drainage, there is earth and some small rocks down there. After the big snow melt and rain for 9 hours, i dont think the water had anywhere to go but up.

How would i find an existing drain or add more drainage to this?
 
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Old 04-01-05, 11:35 AM
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How would i find an existing drain or add more drainage to this?
Dig down in it???? you on a slope could you did under and put a drain out of it???? You ,have lots of ifs ifs and can dos here.

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Old 04-01-05, 11:50 AM
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but drain it to where? straight down into the ground? i dont see how i could route a drain from the bottom of the pit to outside through concrete on all sides. isnt the only way to go down?
 
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Old 04-01-05, 12:44 PM
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As I say dont know what you have there. To go down and out can you get under the footings or can you go out the sid wall with a small drainaway from the home. You just havew to think about it,

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dug a hole, bought a bucket and pump, went to town. Regraded the crushed rock...gettting lots of water out. Caulked the hell outta the door jamb (silicon sealant). However, thisgs were still a bit damp when I did this....is that ok? Should I just ad another layer or should I peel this off and start over when its dry?
 
 

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