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Your basement is basically a box of porous concrete, buried in wet ground, and when that ground gets saturated with water, the resulting hydrostatic pressure pushes the water against the foundation walls. That water will eventually find its way into your basement, through cracks, the joint between walls and floors, as infiltrating the concrete through capillary action. To make matters worse, basements can also be flooded by plumbing leaks, broken water heater tanks and other water accidents. Without proper drainage, a reliable sump pump system, and proper dehumidification, no basement is dry enough to be finished.
Amy – Yes, 5k is with all the goodies. Plumbing rough-in, tile floor, tile shower back-splash, new sink, etc. Pimp Daddy. Let’s say you used a vinyl floor (the new vinyls are really nice) a standard shower with tub – base cabinet, little to no molding and no closet (mine has a closet). I think you could frame, drywall, electric and finish a bathroom for about…. 2k? Maybe 1k if you really hustled and got some stuff from Craigslist, Freecycle etc.
Basement bathrooms, laundries, and kitchens, common features in many conversions, are straightforward with regard to hot and cold water supply lines, though not always for drainage. If necessary, there are several methods for draining sewage waste and wastewater—especially from toilets—upwards to existing drain lines. The least expensive is a macerating bathroom pump, like those by Saniflo It turns on automatically to pump toilet waste and grey water from sink, shower, tub or laundry to your sewer line. These units are compact and quiet, typically fitting either directly behind the toilet or behind the wall.
My wife an I own 11.5 acres outside of town and have considered selling our town home and moving out there. We’re thinking about building a basement ONLY and slapping a roof on it – 2 bedroom, 1 bath, with open plan otherwise with kitchen in one corner and and wide open living space. Unconventional, yes, but would allow us to downgrade our mortgage payment while seriously upgrading our environment.