Walk Down Basements
Covering the steps to walk down basement solves many wet basement problems. An awning over the basement door and steps keeps the rain and snow off the basement landing area and out of your basement.
If an upcoming storm has you running downstairs to check the sump pump and sprinting outside to clear leaves from the drain at the bottom of the steps, you need an awning over your basement entry area. Keep the water out with an awning and stop vacuuming the water out of your basement.