The French Drain in the Ground-Level Room

Leading up from the basement, the French drain continues into the the ground-level room, which is next to the garage and mud room. I have been calling this the “Bonus Room” because it can be used for anything. We’re considering using it as a TV Room (install the flat screen on the wall). Other people with this layout, use this room as an office for their home-based business.

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The French drain was paramount here because there used to be moisture under the double windows, which was due to the original old, rotted out gutters on the house. I took this photo walking up the steps from the basement. The 1960’s-style railing will be removed and John will frame out a wall in place of it.  Right now, while under construction, things are stored here.

 

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Before: John added the “clean” 3/4 stone…

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He then added the waffle-like material, mixed the concrete (as he did in the basement) and poured it.

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AFTER: The “Bonus Room’s” French drain is finished.

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With the stacked 2×4’s, it’s time to frame out the west side/garage wall so that insulation can be added as well as adding the wall where the old railing is located.

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