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  1. #1
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    Default I think it's wrong, but I can't verify it

    Drainage from the basement laundry sink flows into the floor drain about 5 feet away. Subsequently, also found out that the kitchen sink and dishwasher takes the same route into the basement rear floor drain. I feel it's wrong but I can't verify as to why.

    By the way this is a gut rehab house.

    Also there are signs around both the rear and front floor drains of previous back up. I have a feeling that there are scenarios when a lot of water could be flowing to the rear floor drain and seep into the basement.

    Any comments appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Sean Bacon

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    Default Re: I think it's wrong, but I can't verify it

    Furter investigation with pipe camera.
    If those are draining into the footing drains as they very often do.
    Someones got some splainin to do


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    Default Re: I think it's wrong, but I can't verify it

    My main drain backs up about once every 2 years because of tree roots, causing my basement floor drain to flood if too much water is flowing.

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    Cool Re: I think it's wrong, but I can't verify it

    Std. HO-3 all peril insurance does not cover sewer backup but you can get an endorsement added. Meanwhile Kristi, you might want to consider having a backwater valve installed. Water that has hit the ground generally is not covered by homeowner's insurance. Usually only federal floor insurance is and that is limited and not universally available.

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    Default Re: I think it's wrong, but I can't verify it

    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
    Furter investigation with pipe camera.
    If those are draining into the footing drains as they very often do.
    Someones got some splainin to do
    Amen Ricky


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