Stairways, Hatchways-Surprising Ways Water Can Get Inside Basements in Flag Pond, TN

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 by Kristen Owenby

Stairways and hatchways can be a nuisance for homeowners, particularly when the home is an older construction. During heavy rains or flooding, water can easily make its way inside your home via these entry points—even if you have other waterproofing measures in place.

There are three primary entry points for water through entryways:


  1. Underneath metal hatchway doors
  2. Where the hatchway door and foundation meet
  3. Through cracks in concrete


To keep water from entering your basement through the hatchway, Master Services offers our TrenchDrain Hatchway Door System. This system has a grated opening that catches water and sends it to your perimeter drain. This system should be installed with a perimeter drain system, as it relies on the drain system to catch and direct water away from your basement. This system is installed cleanly, meaning that it’s flush with the rest of your concrete floor.

Master Services professionals can keep your basement clean and dry. Contact us to schedule a no-obligation estimate to waterproof your home.



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