If you are a first timer, you must realise that a floor drain in a basement or a garage provides convenience when the owners looks to drain off any unnecessary, spilled water or if the surface is prone to flooding.
How to Install a Floor Drain in a Concrete Slab
If you are a first timer, you must realise that a floor drain in a basement or a garage provides
convenience when the owners looks to drain off any unnecessary, spilled water or if the surface is
prone to flooding. To put it a layman’s language, drains for concrete can become extremely
beneficial when the climate is too cold to wash the car outside. Moreover the clean-up will be as
effortless and quick as pushing the water towards the drain.
You need to understand that floor installation on an existing concrete slab for drainage requires
some concrete sawing. Ideally you may choose to bring in some professional to evaluate any trench
in the concrete floor- from the gutter to the drain pipe exit. They will help you to remove the sawed
Concrete from the building. All you have to do is dispose it in the end.
You or a skilled plumber could choose to dig out the dirt from the trench for the purpose of
drainpipe installation- thereby making way for a proper pitch. You will have the drain installed flush
with the existing floor. Then again, you can shield the pipe with the freshly dug out dirt and use a
hand tamper to achieve compactness.
Ideally, any plumber or you would want to install the concrete drain box where there is a low spot in
the existing concrete floor. Otherwise you will have to consider the option of pouring a new base
over the existing one while pitching the new floor to the drain.
Most experts and skilled plumbers will tell you that floor drain installation before the cement
pouring is the most effortless and easy option. This is essentially since you can level off the area
quickly with a slight bevel. This will essentially help the water run towards the centre of the floor or
wherever it is located.
It’s essential mentioning that you should always know which materials typically or will be entering
your drain. If there is just regular water, you could essentially connect it to your existing sewer or