Planning for Great Basement Drainage

Creating great basement drainage starts way back in the planning stages.

This is the almost finished drain cover in the future laundry closet - in the basement. I was quite pleased with myself as the location was almost exactly where it needed to be.

Unless you are prepared to crack the concrete floor and install a drain, it is best to map out where your rooms are and where the plumbing needs to be BEFORE the basement floor is poured.

With plan in hand you can rough in all the needed drainage pipe - and do it with a reasonably amount of confidence.

TIP: Be sure to have enough pipe material sticking above the concrete - it is easy to cut it shorter - but a real pain in the butt to cut it longer...

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