Basement Shower Drain Backflow Preventer

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Basement Shower Drain Backflow Preventer


Basement Shower Drain Backflow Preventer - If you live in the Tampa Bay area, you might not be accustomed to visiting many homes with basements; however, believe it or not, there are several homes throughout the area that do actually have basements. Most homes in Florida are built without cellar because of hurricane related issues. Building codes insist that home floors be built above storm surge elevation. If a basement is allowed to be built, it usually is built as a "non-livable" area, so, in other words, homeowners may have the basement for additional storage minus bedrooms.

In regards to basement problems, moisture is the most common issue in the cellar. The moisture commonly enters from exterior sources though can also be created inside also. Often, most homeowners are unaware that the soil around the basement walls may contain a lot of moisture.


The reason for high moisture content in the soil could include surface water that's seeping into the soil or even out of a high water table. A high water table could be clarified by heavy rains that cause the water table to rise higher than the cellar floor. Often, water may find its way within a cellar by gravity or by means of a crack or flaw in the water protection layer of the base.

At the summer, warm moist air from outside can enter the house and result in condensation on the cool basement walls or flooring. In regions that may experience freezing temperatures, the following situation can happen if there's a crack present: the water will go through the crack subsequently freeze and expand. With every cold season, the crack will eventually get larger due to the expansive properties of the frozen water.