A telltale sign that your basement has waterproofing issues is flooding from your stairs or stairwell entry. Stairwell entrances are usually built separately from your home’s foundation walls, so water can easily seep through any voids between your home and your exterior stairwell entrance.

Don’t let flooded stairs ruin your basement, we can fix it! Our experts install Rockwell egress windows to help prevent flooding in your exterior stairwells and communicate with you throughout the entire process. All of our solutions come with a written lifetime warranty, so you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’ll always be protected.

To schedule your free basement waterproofing inspection, contact us today! We serve throughout all of central Missouri and Eastern Kansas, including Kansas City, Columbia, Moberly, and Springfield.

Leaking exterior stairwells are a nuisance for homeowners who’d like their basement to be dry — especially in a finished basement.

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Once water builds up in the exterior entrance, the puddles will expand into the basement.

Prevent Flooding with Rockwell Egress Window Wells

Our team installs Rockwell egress window wells. These are installed along the exterior of your home and come in many different colors and styles to give your home the curb appeal you want. Rockwell is a durable, weather-resistant product that will protect your exterior stairwells from flooding.

This diagram of a flooding stairwell shows how water flows in from around the exterior doors through wall cracks and leads into your home.

The TrenchDrain™ Hatchway Door System

Old hatchway doors can be faulty and have cracks or openings that can allow water to seep through. To prevent flooding through your hatchway, we recommend our TrenchDrain™ Hatchway Door System to keep your basement safe and flood-free.

The TrenchDrain™ is designed with a half-round pipe section, with a grated top fitting. When installed, it’s flush with the rest of your concrete floor for a clean, professional job. It is meant to be used as part of an existing perimeter drain system. It spans the staircase, collecting water that spills down and directs it to your drain and sump pump system. This system can span the entrance of the hatchway or can be extended inside the hatchway itself.

TrenchDrain™ is fully compatible in homes that have a radon mitigation system installed. A simple ball and cup mechanism seals the drain when not in use. We also sometimes recommended this system for use along garage doorways as well as other entrances where water may intrude into your home.

The TrenchDrain™ system is designed with a grated opening on top that collects water and sends it to your perimeter drain. Meant as part of a perimeter drain system, it’s a great way to keep hatchway flooding out of the basement, and away from your furniture and belongings.

Prevent Your Exterior Stairwell from Flooding Your Basement

No matter how water is entering your basement, Foundation Recovery Systems has solutions to waterproof your basement and keep your personal belongings protected. From wall cracks, to leaky windows, to flooding stairwells, we have solutions for you!

Each free inspection includes a personal consultation and a free written cost quote. Contact us today!