So, this is the 2nd time my basement has gotten wet (the recent tornado is the 2nd, and the 1st was back in the huge storm in March or April a few months back) and its solely due to the drain that is right outside our basement level back door getting covered with leaves and debris that wash down the back steps from the yard to the drain, thereby covering the drain, and allowing water to pool right outside the back door. The water therefore has nowhere to go since the drain is completely covered with leaves, so it goes elsewhere, namely under the bottom of our back door and into our basement.
Where can I buy a cover of some sort that helps keep leaves and debris from getting stuck to the top of the drain, so that water can just go down the drain?
Right now during a major stom I have to keep my eyes right on that drain, and sweep away the leaves with my hand, which is no problem. But, if I’m not home during a major storm then our basement gets wet because the leaves just cover the drain.
-Flooded in Brooklyn