Basement remodeling

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 Before you start planning out your basement remodel, there are a few things to consider regarding the plumbing. Whether it’s in the basement or anywhere else in the home, the risks involved in DIY plumbing are too great. You don’t want to have to break up a newly remodeled basement because you tried to save a bit of time and money by not involving a professional.  Not every basement is ready to have a new bathroom and will require some planning and permitting before you can get started on the project. 

Areas of service for a basement remodel include:

  • Pipes
  • Plumbing
  • Drains
  • Ventilation
  • HVAC

Rerouting pipes

In older homes, basements aren’t equipped to take a bathroom or any other feature that requires plumbing, like adding a bar or a kitchenette.

Before you start your remodel, talk to a professional about potentially rerouting piping through your basement floors to accommodate your plans for the basement. Rerouting piping will require permits, as we’ll need to break up the floors to install new pipes.

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Plumbing and drains

Once we have the pipes in place, it’s time to think about the plumbing in the bathroom. Many basements will need to have a whole new system in place, including plumbing vents and drains.

Adding a toilet means having pipes and drains that connect to your sewage lines. A professional should also perform this work to ensure the work is done right from the beginning. The risk of DIY basement plumbing – or any DIY plumbing – is causing any damage to the current system.

The plumbing also needs to meet the requirements of the toilet, sink, shower, and other fixtures.

Ventilation and HVAC

Any basement bathroom will need to have ventilation installed to direct moisture out of the basement. 

While we’re dealing with bathroom ventilation, why not have us take a look at the HVAC possibilities in the basement. If you want to maintain comfortable temperatures, consider what you’ll need to have installed, like new heating ducts and other connections to your current HVAC system, furnace, and fuel lines.

We will work with your contractor or directly with the homeowner to acquire permitting and provide expertise and unbiased information about what is required during a basement remodel.

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