Pouring Concrete floor over ABS Drains?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Rocknroj, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Rocknroj

    Rocknroj New Member

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    I am installing new waste lines with ABS in my basement as part of a new bath. I am looking for advice/guidance regarding making certain that the lines do not shift/settle as a result of pouring the concrete floor.

    I am currently down to a clay/sand mix. I was going to lay a moisture barrier down, then gravel and then the concrete. I also have considerable water puddling in my dig area..

    Any help is appreciated.. Thanks.
  2. 99k

    99k Radon Contractor and Water Treatment

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    Make sure you first get it inspected. Put the gravel down, then plastic barrier, and finally pour cement.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    pipes

    You are supposed to pin, tie, or otherwise secure the piping so it CANNOT move once you have it in place.
  4. Rocknroj

    Rocknroj New Member

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    securing abs under concrete floor

    Any recommendations on best how to do that.. The soil is a clay/sand mix with lots of underground water. I have seen pictures with wooden stakes and metal strapping, but I don't really want to use wood as it will rot away and leave substantial voids.


    I have been looking all over and all I can find for groundwork is a sandy bed with the pipe laid in the bed about 1/3 deep and then covered with gravel..

    Thanks
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