Basement Floor Drain Repair

Clarke Basement Systems: Basement Waterproofing Contractor

Basement Floor Drain Repair

Posted by Brouse Ames on Thursday, 28 May, 2020 19:08:33

Footing drains are very common as a basement waterproofing options. Unfortunately, they also tend to be very ineffective at actually draining the basement since they can clog quite easily. Read on to learn more!

A building with a slab foundation does not have a basement or crawlspace underneath it. A slab is made of concrete that's poured over leveled ground and then smoothed flat and cured. It serves as

Cost to Replace Drain Pipe in Basement The price to replace a basement drain averages $1,650. This includes removal and replacement. The total increases if the plumber must cut into the concrete slab, which is common for floor drain installation.

Replacing a floor drain is not a very difficult project to complete. The floor drain must be fully capable of removing water from the surrounding floor space, which is usually a basement or garage floor. Drains can range from 2 to 12 inches in diameter, but most have a 4-inch diameter.

Simply pouring wet concrete into a hole in your driveway, sidewalk, or basement floor won't make for a lasting repair. You have to prep the edges correctly and use the right materials. Holes 1 inch or deeper require a concrete mix with coarse, crushed-stone aggregate, which bonds well with existing concrete. Shallower holes need a sand mix.

Clogged floor and basement drains pose special problems. Access to the pipes from below is restricted. Basement drains and any drain that may flow either directly into the ground or to storm drain runoff should always have backflow prevention devices installed.