Proper Sump Pump Installation from Roto-Rooter Professionals
Are you experiencing frequent flooding in your home? Is it becoming a bigger problem every time a flood occurs? It can be extremely frustrating having to pay for flood repairs and cleanup and not know why it is happening. To a certain point, plumbing can only take so much of the blame. If your plumbing is in great shape, it may be less about your plumbing and more about the specific location of your house. Depending on how much water is present in the ground, the water levels can rise and fall according to the water table and your soil. Basements make perfect places for rising water to collect. Sump pump installation is the answer to prevent water from flooding your space again.
Use the following guide for correct and proper installation:
Materials You Will Need
- Demolition hammer
- Sump basin
- Filtration cloth
- Stone paver
- Sump pump
- PVC piping
- PVC glue
- Power drill with a hole cutting attachment
- Sealant caulk
- Cement mix and mixer
Follow this guide for sump pump installation to stop your basement from flooding:
- First off, locate the exact spot where water is collecting underneath the basement floor. You may need the help of a Roto-Rooter technician to accomplish this correctly.
- Second, use the demolition hammer to break a hole in this spot to expose the pooling water.
- Third, prepare the sump basin by cutting a large hole on the bottom of it to create plenty of space for the water to enter. Cover this hole with filtration cloth and other material.
- Put the basin in the hole in the basement floor and pour gravel into it until there is about an inch spread evenly across the bottom. This gravel will boost the effectiveness of the filtration material to keep out debris. Place the stone paver on top.
- Grab the sump pump and submerge it into the gathering water and position it carefully on top of the paver so that it is steady.
- Locate the check valve on top of the pump and connect the PVC pipe. Run the pipe up the wall.
- Use the power drill to make a hole just wide enough for the pipe to exit the building where it can drain accordingly.
- Use sealant caulk to seal up the hole and mix up some cement to fill up the spaces around the basin in the floor.
- Turn on the pump to test it out.