Incredible Sump Pump Solutions from Basement Flooding

Incredible Sump Pump Solutions from Basement Flooding

Don't wait for your basement to flood again. You need sump pump installation to help end your flooding issues as quickly as possible. Often times our technicians find that despite flooding issues that are reoccurring, home plumbing systems are in good shape. The reason for the mess is that the house is sitting on moist ground, which experiences changes in the saturation of water in the topsoil. As water rises and falls underground, basement floods come and go. If you have noticed that basement floods suddenly arrive and then disappear, this is why. Roto-Rooter has compiled the following guide for sump pump installation to help you and other customers get the problem taken care of quickly and easily.


Materials Needed


  • Demolition hammer
  • A ten to fifteen-gallon sump basin
  • Filtration cloth
  • Gravel
  • Stone paver
  • Sump pump
  • PVC pipe
  • PVC glue
  • Power drill and hole cutter attachments.
  • Sealant caulk
  • Cement mix and mixer


Steps for Success


Use the following guide to correctly perform sump pump installation in your own home:


  1. First, take the time to precisely locate exactly where the bulk of the water is gathering under the basement floor. Use the demolition hammer to make a big hole to expose this water.
  2. Second, take the sump basin and cut a hole in the bottom of it to allow the water a large enough entrance so it can fill the basin quickly. Cover the hole with plenty of filtration material to keep out the debris.
  3. Third, place the basin into the hole and then pour about an inch of gravel onto the bottom of it. The gravel will also help keep out debris.
  4. Insert the stone paver onto the bottom.
  5. Take the sump pump and submerge it completely and then position it onto the paver so that it is stable enough on its own.
  6. After the pump is in place, find the check valve on top of the machine and attach the PVC pipe to it. After attaching, run the pipeline up the wall.
  7. Use the power drill to cut a hole wide enough so the pipe can run outside. Make sure that the drainage pipe runs far enough away from the house so that the runoff doesn't have a chance to leak back into the basement.
  8. After sealing up the holes and pouring cement into the space between the basin and the floor, turn on the pump.
  9. Let the pump run to pull out all the collecting water.
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