Build A Bathroom In Your Basement
One of the most common and popular home improvement projects is the addition of a basement bathroom. Building a basement bathroom is such a good idea. There are a number of considerations you should take into account when you build. That’s because drainage works differently in the basement, and most basements also have a few things in common. You’ll need to treat your plumbing and the entire bathroom design with special care if you’re going to get a bathroom that works well. One solution to the drainage problem is to use a sewage ejector pump and a sump installed below the concrete floor. This method does require excavation of the floor, but it’ll allow you to flush a basement toilet easily, as well as handling the waste water from shower and sink. There are also toilets equipped with grinding mechanisms to deal with waste and flush it out easily. These require no excavation, but are often costly.
Of course, if your building has a drain below the level of your basement, no pump at all will be needed. Find where the main drain comes out of the house, and see how deep it is. If it’s below the level of the basement floor, you’ll have no trouble building a basement bathroom the normal way. One way to tell if your drainage is below the basement floor level is if your basement has floor drains for easy cleaning. A professional plumber can also tell you where your drain lines are located. It’s a good idea to sketch out your proposed basement bathroom before you talk to the plumber.