The basement floor drain transfers stagnant water to avoid potential underground floods. Since the basement is underground, it often encounters a lot of standing water. The floor drain will minimize the damage that this water may cause.
When installing a basement floor drain, you need to carefully consider its location. You must also ensure that you have all the correct tools and accessories to complete the job correctly. Although it may seem simple to install a basement floor drain, it does require cutting through the concrete, which will make it time-consuming and labor-intensive.
Step 1-Plan the basement floor drainage
First, you need to plan the location of the floor drain in the basement. The ideal location will be in the lowest area of the floor, because water usually collects in the lowest area.
Please also consider any equipment in the basement. For example, if you have installed a water heater in a basement, you often need to close the floor drain.
Step 2-Find plumbing pipes
You should already have some plumbing in your basement. Try to find these and figure out how you will get into the pipeline. If there are no pipes in the basement, you will need to find a way to treat wastewater.
Step 3-Drill the basement floor drain
Use a hollow drill and electric drill to cut a hole where the basement floor drainage device is to be installed. You should use a hole punch of the right diameter to fit the PVC pipe and drain cover you buy. Drill a depth under the concrete floor, where the pipe can be installed without any danger.
Step 4-Cut the floor
Now you should use a circular saw to cut a groove in the basement floor and lay the PVC pipe in the groove. When cutting the groove, make sure that there is no danger of cutting through any cables or pipes.
Step 5-Connect to the sewer
Connect the drain pipe to the sewer. If your basement does not have a sewer, you can install a well below the basement. This will be a very expensive project, but will provide the desired effect.
Step 6-Bury the pipe
Before burying the pipeline, check the pipeline for leaks. Pour water into the sewer and check for obvious signs of leakage. Once you are satisfied with your work, you can start to bury the pipe. First cover them with sand; then fill the rest of the trench with concrete.