Re: Basement floor drain
Posted by hj on August 26, 2001 at 18:45:20:
In response to Re: Basement floor drain
Floor drains are usually connected to the sewer line. The backflow is due to a stoppage in your sewer line or a overflow of the city line due to excess water flow. You have to find the cause of the backflow. The water from the drain is just a symptom.

: I have a question: We have a basement floor drain and it has been overflowing every year we have been in our house. This is the 4th time we have had raw sewage back up into our basement. Is this correct by a code standpoint in general, to have a floor drain connected to a sewage line? I am trying to get a straight answer from our county engineer's office but they aren't sure if this is code, which makes this connection seem all the more suspicious. We have had all the drainage plats sent to us and are looking over them right now. We have been told that our sewage lines should be sealed but some plumbers. Thanks, Rodney.

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