Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation

LoriUrso

09:33AM | 03/29/03
Member Since: 02/22/03
15 lifetime posts
I have drain in my basement floor that I guess leads to my sewer line, I had the sewer line replaced because roots had damaged it and it would back up in my basement when I ran the washer. My question is, should I have a cap on this drain? Can anything come up and come through the little holes, like a rat?

Jay J

02:37PM | 04/02/03
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
I'd definitely cap it w/a vented cap. The cap will need a way to stay 'down'. I donno if your drain leads to a Storm Drain or a Sewer. THey're different (in case you're wondering.) In fact, how do you know if it doesn't just drain somewheres outside??! Until you KNOW where it leads, I wouldn't put ANYTHING down there! It could be just a Dry Well. A Dry Well is just a gravel bed (under the floor) through which water gets 'absorbed' by Mother Nature at whatever rate it can handle.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!

LoriUrso

01:30AM | 04/03/03
Member Since: 02/22/03
15 lifetime posts
Thank you so much for replying, I believe it drains to my sewer line outside because that's how I knew I had to replace my sewer line, it was backing up there from the drain in my basement. Where can I find a cap like you're talking about?


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