What do I do about a floor drain in my basement before adding carpet?

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  1. Nov 7, 2011 #1

    angoved

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    I am finishing my basement, which has 2 floor drains that connect to each other under the floor and then the main sewer system. One of the floor drains is in a portion I will not be finishing, near the washer, dryer, water heater. The other drain is in the middle of the floor where I will be putting a bedroom. I will be adding superseal dimpled polyethylene and then carpet. My basement has an everydry drainage system and sump pump with backup. What should I do about the floor drain?
     
  2. Nov 28, 2011 #2

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    If you've lived there long enough to know for sure that water will not be an issue in the future, you can permanently cap and seal the drain. Otherwise, you might consider a tile floor leaving the drain functioning (be sure it has a working wet trap to keep odors under control) and use area rugs for barefoot comfort.
     

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