Roto-Rooter Sump Pump Installation Tips for Success
As a homeowner, one of the hardest things that you have on your plate is the upkeep and maintenance of your entire house. This can be especially tricky if you have serious issues popping up that you have little experience dealing with. One such problem is a flooding basement. When the water starts flowing and you have no idea where the water is coming from, it can quickly turn into a very frustrating situation. No matter why your basement is flooding, sump pump installation can help deal with the water quickly and efficiently. Consider the following Roto-Rooter guide for a sump pump install.
- Demolition hammer
- Ten to fifteen-gallon sump basin
- Filtration cloth and material
- Stone paver
- Sump pump
- PVC pipe
- PVC glue
- Power drill and hole cutter attachments
- Sealant caulk
- Cement mix and mixe
Steps for Succes
Use the following sump pump installation guide to get going today:
- First, it is important to know exactly where the water is collecting in the basement. Call a Roto-Rooter technician if you need to in order to accurately pinpoint the pooling water.
- Second, use a demolition hammer to break through the cement floor and expose the moisture.
- Third, prep the sump basin by cutting a hole into the bottom of the container and place a filtration cloth over the opening. The hole will allow water to fill the basin easier and the filtration cover will keep out debris.
- Next, put the basin into the hole in the floor.
- Now, pour gravel into the basin until there is about an inch of it blanketing the floor. The gravel will help boost the effects of the filtration.
- Place the stone paver on top of the gravel.
- Now, position the sump pump on top of the paver to that it is steady.
- Locate the check valve and attach the PVC drainage pipe to it and run the pipe up the wall.
- With an electric drill, make a hole in the wall just big enough to fit the drainage pipe through and run it outside where it can drain accordingly.
- Use sealant caulk to seal up the hole.
- Mix up the cement and use it to fill the gaps between the sump basin and the cement of the floor to hold it secure.
- Finally, turn on the sump pump and make sure it works properly.