Roto-Rooter Sump Pump Installation Steps

Roto-Rooter Sump Pump Installation Steps

When the upkeep of your home becomes the focus of your time and attention, you will quickly realize that there is plenty to do. While repairs to the gate in the front yard can be put off for a few weeks, there are other aspects of a property that cannot be ignored. Plumbing, for example, is a difficult area to respond to unless the problem is fairly obvious. Does your basement constantly flood or experience dampness that you can’t seem to find the source of? Roto-Rooter sump pump installation may be the answer you have been looking for.

Houses with a foundation that is below topsoil, which regularly gets over-saturated with moisture, will experience flooding in the basement at some point. It is only a matter of time until water passing through the property finds its way through the various cracks and holes in the foundation and settles in the basement. Correctly installing a sump pump may help solve many of the most serious flooding issues in your basement.

Needed Materials

  • Ten to fifteen-gallon sump basin
  • Sump filter screening fabric
  • Submersible sump pump
  • Electric Drill with hole cutters that are the diameter of the PVC leaving the pump
  • PVC piping
  • Demolition Hammer
  • Gravel
  • Stone paver
  • Concrete
  • Concrete mixing container
  • Sealable Caulk
  • PVC glue

Installation of a Submersible Sump Pump 

Follow this guide to successfully install a pump quickly and easily:    

  1. First, find where the water is collecting under the foundation and use a demolition hammer to make a hole in the floor.
  2. Place the sump basin into the hole where it will create a space for the water to gather and collect. (You may need to cut a hole in the bottom of the basin in order to allow water to enter easier).
  3. Use filtration material underneath the basin to keep out unwanted debris.
  4. Pour an even amount of gravel into the basin and place the stone paver on top.
  5. Place the sump pump on the paver and hook the PVC drainage pipe to the top check valve.
  6. After running the pipe through a hole in the wall made with an electric drill, seal the pipe and the hole with sealant caulk.
  7. Finally, mix and pour concrete around the basin to fill the gaps.

For more information about sump pump installation, call Roto-Rooter today.

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