Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-10-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 41
Share |
Default

Grade for basement floor drain?


Not sure if this is the right spot for this, but I am redoing my basement. The first thing I notice is the grade of the floor is pretty severely sloped towards the floor drain.

I have measured from the highest point of the floor to ceiling and from drain to ceiling and the difference is 2 1/2".

Does it need to be that sloped to drain properly? I was thinking of doing some self leveling stuff to flatten the floor out??

jdtox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 09:33 AM   #2
MarginallyQualified
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Winston-Salem NC
Posts: 3,656
Default

Grade for basement floor drain?


Quote:
Originally Posted by jdtox View Post
...the grade of the floor is pretty severely sloped towards the floor drain.
whew! You would be surprised...

Quote:
I have measured from the highest point of the floor to ceiling and from drain to ceiling and the difference is 2 1/2".
Did you verify that the ceiling is level?

Quote:
Does it need to be that sloped to drain properly?
The other dimension... from the drain to farthest point is ___?
Like this: at 1/8" pitch per linear foot... 2.5" (/.125") = 20 feet

Quote:
I was thinking of doing some self leveling stuff to flatten the floor out??
Why? How do you use the room now? Do you plan to change that use?
And... how frequently do you experience water going down that floor drain?

hth


Last edited by TarheelTerp; 01-10-2012 at 09:35 AM.
TarheelTerp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 09:42 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 41
Default

Grade for basement floor drain?


Quote:
Originally Posted by TarheelTerp View Post
whew! You would be surprised...

Did you verify that the ceiling is level?

The other dimension... from the drain to farthest point is ___?
Like this: at 1/8" pitch per linear foot... 2.5" (/.125") = 20 feet

Why? How do you use the room now? Do you plan to change that use?
And... how frequently do you experience water going down that floor drain?

hth
I am remodeling the basement to make it an entertainment space. I have not verified that the ceiling is level, but you can visually see the floor slope toward the drain.

Honestly is more annoying than anything. I dont recall seeing that bad of a slope in other peoples basements.

I have never experienced water going down that drain.
jdtox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 10:04 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 26,247
Default

Grade for basement floor drain?


I think I would go with sleepers.
That way there would still be a floor drain system, the floor would end up being warmer if you added foam between the floor joist.
joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
Best way to grade for drainage around house? Bahuffma Building & Construction 7 08-01-2011 12:51 AM
Insulating brick above & close to grade Peter Shepherd Building & Construction 1 09-16-2009 06:41 AM
Outdoor outlets jamiedolan Electrical 1 01-17-2009 11:15 AM
Below grade fireplace venting BillL HVAC 7 01-15-2008 07:20 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.