If you have an unfinished or partially finished basement, basement renovation is a great way to expand your living space without the expense and hassle of building a completely new addition.
Depending on the size of your home, your basement could contain up to 1000 square feet, or even more, that could potentially be converted into living space. If you’ve ever wanted to add a guest sweet, rec room, laundry room, “man cave,” or other area, basement renovation and remodeling is a great way to bring that dream to live.
Call Degrace Plumbing when you make the decision to give your basement a makeover, you’ll probably need to consider the logistics of basement renovation plumbing. At Degrace Plumbing, we specialize in plumbing pipe and fixture installation for renovation and home improvement projects, including basement renovation plumbing for local NJ homeowners.
To find out more about how we can help you transform your basement into the extra space you’ve always wanted, call us any time to talk to one of our experienced renovation plumbing contractors.
Depending on how you’re deciding to remodel your basement space, you may or may not need basement plumbing. However, if you’re going to have a bathroom, laundry room, or anything like that, you’ll need experienced contractors who understand basement renovation plumbing.
Believe it or not, installing brand new plumbing in a basement can be slightly more complex than installing or replacing above-ground plumbing pipes and fixtures. In most cases, basements in NJ are located below-ground, or at least below the level of the sewer main line.
Due to gravity, this creates unique problems that basement renovation plumbing contractors need to solve. There are a couple of different ways to deal with creating upward water flow in below-ground pipes:
- Upflush systems. Many basement toilets use an upflush system. Sometimes known as “macerating toilets,” they use a specialized grinding mechanism to move wastewater upward through the drain lines.
- Sewage ejector pumps. A sewage ejector pump is installed in an underground basin, underneath a removable cover. The pump forces water upward through a backwater valve, and into drain lines that feed into your sewer lateral. The pump is activated when the float switches detect an appropriate fluid level inside the basin. Powered by a motor, sewage ejector pumps are a common and effective solution to the problem of gravity for basement renovation plumbing.
Many renovated basement bathrooms also contain a shower or bathtub. Renovation plumbing contractors can install a shower floor drain and the appropriate drainage system for it, usually sending the water out through the sewage ejector pump system.
With modern sewage pump technology, gravity is no challenge for your basement remodeling vision. You can have a full bathroom suite that acts as a spa retreat in your own home; the only limitations are your creativity and your budget.
If you’re interested in remodeling your basement to include a bathroom or other plumbing fixtures, give us a call any time at Degrace Plumbing. Our team of friendly contractors are always available to talk to you about your needs for bathroom renovation plumbing in your NJ home. Call us any time at 201-786-2538.