basement

Basement Sump Pump or Sewer Pump

No matter what the reason, installing a sump pump or sewer pump is much easier to install into your basement before concrete is poured. If you are concerned about water getting into your basement then the less expensive sump pump and basin is the way to go. But if you are like me and have a sewer pipe that runs out your wall and not under your basement concrete slab, and want to install a bathroom, laundry, bar, or utility basin then you will have to consider a sewer pump.

Sump Pump

Basement Ceiling Height

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Try adding an extra course of block to your basement wall. Why, you may ask, is because the more courses of concrete block you use in your basement the higher your ceiling is going to be. The higher your ceiling is, the more it will feel like the rest of your house, and you will still have a space in your ceiling to run wiring, plumbing and heating and air conditioning duct work.

Figure out your Basement Ceiling Height.

Bilco Basement Access Door

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During the construction of your new home there are many decisions to make. It is easy to remove options that may cost a little extra, only to regret this decision in the future. Adding a Bilco access door is one of those decisions. The convenience of a basement access, in addition to your interior steps, is a step (no pun intended) one must make during the construction of a new home.

An Entrance for the Contractor

Foundation Drain to stop a wet basement.

A foundation drain is a 4" diameter continuous length of perforated piping that runs the circumference of the basement walls. It is a very important part of the waterproofing system that should surround your house. It lays on a bed of gravel collecting the ground water that tries to force its way into your basement and will reduce the chances that you will get a wet basement.

Waterproofing system.

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