Professional Sump Pump Installation Advice

Professional Sump Pump Installation Advice

One of the hardest things you can possibly deal with as a homeowner is the flooding of your basement. A flood can create damage that can potentially compromise the integrity of your home. Therefore, it is important to prevent them from happening as much as possible. While every precaution can be taken, often homeowners overlook the location of their homes. Underground water levels rise and fall as the moisture saturation in topsoil changes. Basements become the obvious spot for rising water to collect. If this is happening in your basement, sump pump installation will help resolve the issue immediately.


Use the following guide from Roto-Rooter professionals to get the installation done right the first time:


Materials Needed


  • Demolition hammer
  • Sump basin
  • Filtration cloth and material
  • Gravel
  • Stone paver
  • Sump pump
  • PVC piping
  • PVC glue
  • Power drill and hole cutter attachments
  • Sealant caulk
  • Cement mix and mixer


Installation Tips


Utilize this guide for sump pump installation to prevent basement flooding:


  1. First off, locate where the water is pooling underneath the basement floor. Use the demolition hammer to make a round hole to expose the pooling water.
  2. Second, cut a hole on the bottom of the sump basin so that there is a wide enough opening for water to enter. Cover this hole with a filtration cloth to keep out debris.
  3. Place the basin into the hole in the basement floor and pour gravel into the bottom of it until there is about an inch covering it evenly.
  4. Put the stone paver on the bottom of the basin.
  5. Next, carefully place the sump pump on top of the paver and position it so that it will sit steady.
  6. Locate the switch valve on top of the pump and hook up the PVC pipe. Run the pipe up the walls.
  7. Use the power drill to cut a hole just big enough for the PVC drainage pipe. Make sure that the drainage pipe ends up far enough away from the house so that the water doesn't flow back into the basement space.
  8. After the pipe is in place, use the sealant caulk to seal up the hole.
  9. Mix up the cement mix and pour it into the spaces around the basin to secure it in place.
  10. Finally, turn on the sump pump to pull out the flooding water.
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