If you’re not a plumber and need to know how to install toilet in a basement [possibly a concrete floor]. You may be wondering how on Earth you’re meant to start?
As always, in many cases, you should seek help from a professional. However, we’ve given some tips below on where to start, and although in many cases a professional is required, if you’re interested in DIY and have completed various other DIY tasks, you’ll be more than capable of installing your own basement toilet.
Make Sure You’re Allowed to Build
It may seem silly, but even houses that are owned may still need permission to build in. Permission is quite often needed due to a restriction of the land your house is built on.
Even if you own your house, it is best to double check with your local authorities that you’re allowed to build, just to be on the safe side.
It’s better to check first, than waste your money and time later.
Plan, Plan and Plan Some More
While it may be tempting to get carried away with DIY tasks, when it comes to installing a toilet to your basement, you have to be EXTREMELY CAREFUL.
The last thing you want to do is burst a pipe and end up calling in a professional to fix it.
This would cost you a fortune and result in the opposite result of what you wanted to happen.
Take a pencil and paper and map out exactly where your pipes are located, how you’re going to connect them, what you want the basement toilet to look like and so on.
Yes, it will take a lot of time, but the results will be worth it.
Don’t rush your basement toilet installation.
Don’t Be Afraid to Seek Advice
Plumbing can be difficult at the best of times, however, when it comes to basements, they can be a lot trickier.
Never be afraid to ask for help from other DIYers, they will probably be excited about your project and have a lot of information that you can benefit from.
Take any help offered! Even if you don’t use their suggestions, simply talking about your design and project will have you thinking in different ways, which will help you install your toilet.
Use the Correct Tools and Materials
This is completely understandable, but you must be willing to spend a little bit of extra cash on materials and tools.
If not, you could either damage existing areas of your basement, or end up with problems further down the line (leaks, cracks, etc) that end up costing thousands of dollars worth of damage.
If you find that you need to dry your basement out you might want to look into what the best dehumidifier for basement is.
Adding a toilet to your basement is going to be a lot of work; we applaud you for taking on this project!
Always remember to be patient when building and plumbing, and make sure you map your specific basement plan.
Not every basement is the same, so it is important to have a good idea of what you’re doing before you start, and then find comprehensive guides and assistance for adding your toilet to your basement.
Take a read of the 5 Signs You Need a Basement Dehumidifier