If you are ready to finish your basement, there is a lot of planning that goes into doing so. Some of the planning will include preparing for things like HVAC and plumbing. The problem in the basement is that concrete cutting may need to be done to install the pipes for things like drainage and plumbing pipes. Here are some tips to cutting in the drainage and plumbing for your basement finishing project:
1. Installing Foundation Drainage Pipes and Mechanical Pumps
The foundation of your basement is an area that is prone to problems with water damage. Therefore, part of the plans for your finished basement may include installation of foundation drainage systems. These are drain pipes and mechanical pumps that help remove wastewater, moisture, and condensation to prevent damage. To install an interior foundation drainage system, you will need to have some concrete cut out and floor leveling completed to provide good watershed and drainage.
2. Deciding If Sewage Grinding Pumps Are Needed and Where to Install Them
If you are adding features like kitchens and bathrooms to your basement, you may need to have features like sewer pumps for the plumbing. Sewer grinding pumps are a special type of pump that you may want to have installed in your home. The installation of sewer grinding pumps will help reduce problems with clogged plumbing that can cause drains to back up into your basement and cause an unpleasant mess. These systems are often used for basement drainage in addition to the plumbing you have installed when doing a finishing project.
3. Layout for Basement Kitchens and Bathrooms to Reduce Concrete Cutting
To prepare for the plumbing in your basement, plan the layout of features like kitchens and bathrooms. With a well-planned floorplan, you will be able to reduce the amount of concrete cutting that needs to be done. This can be done by keeping areas like kitchen sinks and bathroom plumbing on the same walls wherever possible. Try to limit the plumbing that is installed far away from the main sewer line. No matter what, there is going to be some concrete that needs to be cut in, but the cutting can be minimalized with good planning.
These are some tips to help with cutting in the drainage, plumbing, and mechanical installations before you finish your basement. If you need help with the planning and cutting, contact a concrete cutting service like Concrete Coring Company to help get your basement finishing project ready for mechanical installations.Share
13 February 2019
When I first moved into our house, I realized that the place needed a little bit of work. In addition to missing part of the back lawn, there was also an empty RV pad and a missing patio. I thought about what to do, and I realized that the best thing might be to hire a concrete contractor to make things right. After we got settled, we started pricing services. We were able to find an incredible contractor that we knew would do a good job. After he poured the pads, it was amazing to see how much better things looked. Read my blog for ideas on how to finish your property, so that you aren't left looking at an eyesore.