We are about to install a drain line in our garage to accommodate our washing machine. Having explored all other avenues, including a pump (which we are now replacing), this remains the our sole option due to the location of the sewage line on the opposite side of the house.
Before we proceed with cutting a channel into the concrete garage floor (to accomodate the drain line) we would like to verify the following:
1. Is there rebar in the garage floor that we should be aware of?
2. The radiant heat pipes appear to run in a raised concrete channel within the back wall of garage. That is, not under the garage floor. Would appreciate if someone can validate this.
If someone has done this before, anything you can share from the experience would be useful. Also, any recommendations on a concrete contractor (to do the work) would be nice.
Thanks in advance,
We had a drain added for our washer, but we were able to just lay it out in the open along the rear garage wall, all the way to the other side. There we penetrated the wall. and from there straight down through the dirt to the sewer line.
No cutting of concrete was required.
Since you want the drain for the washer only (as opposed to have a drain in the garage floor) there ought to be sufficient gradient to allow this.
Depending on your esthetic requirements I would check this possibility first before cutting up my garage floor.
I was looking to install our washer and dryer in the garage as well. How did this job turn out for you? I love the idea of NOT having to dig up concrete.