Adding a bathroom to your house is always a good investment. When you transform your unfinished basement into additional living space having a bathroom becomes essential unless you want to run upstairs every time when the nature calls. Our clients often question if it is possible to install a below ground bathroom while finishing the basement. The biggest question is plumbing... Transporting waste to sewer run can be challenging because of the simple reason-gravity. Hopefully your basement is located above sewer level. In this case the bathroom plumbing is installed the same way as if it was your main floor or upstairs bathroom. Otherwise sewer ejector or up-flushing system is available on the market. The first option consists of a beneath the toilet container that functions as a septic tank. The second option is designed to push used water up to the main sewer line through various tubes. With our professional help you will not be left without an extra bathroom in the basement.
Whether your Bucks County house is older or newer your basement walls might be cracked or bowed. The common reason behind it is soil movement and settling around the foundation which exerts pressure even on the sturdiest basement walls. While minor cracks do not threaten the integrity of the structure, they indicate drainage problem around the house. Therefore cracks are often the biggest source of the moisture problems in the basements.
When cracking of the walls and severity of the issue is established at our initial consultation we strongly suggest fixing the drainage problem around the perimeter of the house before repairing the cracks.This should relieve the pressure and prevent further cracking. Otherwise the problem can reoccur. Only after the proper drainage system was designed we can proceed fixing the problem.