Basement framing proximity to floor drain

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by blaronn, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. blaronn

    blaronn New Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    For the 2x4 framing in a basement, can new walls be placed within inches of the basement floor drain? If so, should any sort of a seal be placed between the finished area and the drain to prevent a backed-up drain from causing damage? Obviously that would also prevent water from the finished side from reaching the drain, but how else would the risk of damage from a backed-up drain be minimized? Thanks!
  2. finnegan

    finnegan New Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    If your drain backs up, you are going to run into trouble no matter what you do. If you have a reason to be concerned, like an overburdened sewer system, you might want to install a check valve on the line. A local municipality recommends this to all homeowners in a low lying area serviced by 100 year old sewers.
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  4. blaronn

    blaronn New Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Thanks finnegan. Both the house and subdivision are fairly new (< 5 years) so I don't have any specific reason to expect flooding. Just wanting to cover all bases and consider worst-case before finishing the basement.
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