How Deep Should a French Drain be Installed

How Deep Should a French Drain be Installed

Homes or properties that have basements will be vulnerable to water pooling. Groundwater can seep into the foundations, rainwater or water runoff from any nearby source can also inundate or flood the basement. Properties in low lying areas are particularly vulnerable since the natural slope of the area owing to the topography will facilitate water pouring in from one or more sides and that will … [Read more...]

How to Install a Shower Drain in a Basement

How to Install a Shower Drain in a Basement

Installing a shower drain in a basement can seem like a difficult task, before you even begin to do the research on what will be required of you. The truth of the matter is that installing a shower drain can be an extremely straightforward project. On the DIY scale, in terms of difficulty, we would put it somewhere near the middle. If you have some basic DIY plumbing experience, then there is a … [Read more...]

How to Install French Drain in Basement Floor

How to Install French Drain in Basement Floor

A French drain is a quintessential fixture for any basement that is prone to flooding or water pooling. A French drain can remove water from the basement floor through a trench and perforated pipe to the sump pump or the basin outside the property. The name of this drain is not inspired by the country but Henry French who made the solution popular. Before you can install a French drain in basement … [Read more...]

How to Install Overflow Drain on Bathtub

How to Install Overflow Drain on Bathtub

What used to be a job for the plumber is now something that the average homeowner can do themselves in a short period of time. Since overflow drains and piping come in plastic, they are easier to work with and you can manage the work without all of the expense of having a professional come to your home. Installing a tub overflow train is easy if you follow these steps. Pick Out Your New … [Read more...]

How to Install a Floor Drain in a Concrete Slab

How to Install a Floor Drain in a Concrete Slab

Having a floor drain in the garage or in your basement can come in handy for quick cleanup if you have spilled any water or if the area is prone to flooding. This can also come in handy for when it's too cold to wash something outdoors and you prefer to do it inside and then want to simply push the water toward the drain to clean your space. Don't call a general contractor or handyman to install … [Read more...]