Add a Drain in Your Basement Floor

When building your home, if you're having a basement, you might want to consider having a drain in the floor. In case of a water leak while you're gone, your basement won't fill up, so no water damage.


By Terri from NV

December 29, 20060 found this helpful

A hole in a basemant floor also means water can enter your basement especially if your ground water table is high.Some homes have a hole for a sump pump.A sump pump is placed in the hole and if water is present the pump turns on automatically and pumps the water out of the basement and discharges the water a distance away from the house.To just put a hole in the basement floor does'nt made any sense.

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December 30, 20060 found this helpful

I grew up in the Northern part of the country where all homes had basements with drains in the floor. In the city, they'd connect to the home's drain pipes and in the country, they'd connect to the sump pump drain. I thought this was a normal procedure.

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December 30, 20060 found this helpful

All new homes are required to have a drain usually in the laundry room by the hot water tank. It is code.

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February 25, 20090 found this helpful

I agree with foxrun.

If there is a drain in the basement floor then it needs to be tied into something such a pump system or sewer drain if applicable. There is more info about basement waterproofing systems here:

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