No Flood Drain In My Basement - General DIY Discussions - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Forum > General DIY Discussions


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-16-2014, 04:00 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10

No flood drain in my basement

Hello I just purchased my first house in September and I noticed that my basement does not have any sort of flood drain near the water tank or anywhere for that matter. I also looked over the house inspection forms too confirm that there isn't one. I'm looking to finish up the basement this summer with new flooring, drywall ext, but I'm not sure what I should do without having a drain in the basement. My main concern is that after I do finish the basement what if I have a flood, ill be hooped!. Is there anyone with the same issue or perhaps know of anything that I can do? P.s The boiler and furnace are both in a separate room in the corner of the basement. Thanks


Lysterfiend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 10:22 AM   #2
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 21
Rewards Points: 10

No flood drain in my basement

If you do not want to install a floor drain, you could always install a sump-pump.


JonM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 01:18 PM   #3
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 65
Rewards Points: 65

No flood drain in my basement

Really need to take into account some details to decide what to do. A drain system would be nice but very expensive to install. A sump well and pump is relatively cheap and provides some protection from appliance and plumbing leaks. I am assuming the water table is far below the basement floor? Any evidence of water penetration in the past? Cracks in the floor or walls?
Your bigger decision is about how to finish the surfaces. You need to determine the amount of moisture in the walls and floor before you just put something over them. A cement floor that seems dry can become saturated with water if you seal it up.
chiraldude is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tapping into basement tub drain muellertr Plumbing 11 02-07-2013 01:38 PM
Basement floor drain backup mimi123456 Plumbing 6 09-28-2012 11:02 AM
Old Basement Sink Drain - Clay? maybere Plumbing 7 09-27-2011 11:49 AM
Basement vapor barrier over mirror drain eubarch Plumbing 0 09-27-2011 09:57 AM
How to drain a utility sink that is in basement? Mikey Palmice Plumbing 40 01-28-2008 09:11 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts