|Posted by ED on February 09, 2004 at 14:22:16:|
|In response to Re: adding a master bath, in bi-level|
You should consult with a local plumber to give you the "best" options.
We can only make suggestions. Raising a false floor is usually the least preferred option.
If you have that problem (like with high water tables) you should have a sump pump. How often does it operate?
You should do a moisture test on your floor and walls before you do anyting. Place a piece of polyethylene plastic or aluminum foil on the floor and the walls. Check for condensation underneath. That would indicate water is leaking through the floor, walls, etc. If you have a serious water issue, you need to address that before the bath.
Back to your issue, there are code requirements for ceiling height. Raising a floor may violate that code.
Another option is to install a macerating pump system. That would elminate breaking concrete because wastes are pumped out of the fixtures and into the drain. Usually these are used for main drains that come out of the wall instead of the floor.
The preferred option is to let mother nature do her course with a gravity flow system. This would,
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