Inadequate Drainage


Written by Chris Carlson, PE

Fall weather has revealed many areaways that have inadequate drainage because the drain grate clogs easily.  It often takes just a leaf of two to slow down the flow on these small grates.  Provide more margin against rising water and flooding interiors by installing larger drains.  Not only will the larger drain remove water faster, it can become partially clogged and still have adequate flow to keep the water from entering under the door.