Roto-Rooter Sump Pump Replacement

Roto-Rooter Sump Pump Replacement

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 backyard 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? A sump pump installation may be the answer you have been looking for. Or you may already have a sump system but with a malfunctioning sump pump in need of replacement.

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 replacing a sump pump or installing a sump system  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

Installing a sump system is complicated because it involves a network of French drains, especially a perimeter drain around your basement. While many basic plumbing jobs can be completed by do-it-yourselfer handymen or women, this is not one of those jobs. Roto-Rooter recommends that homeowners requiring the installation of an all new sump system, sometimes known as a basement waterproofing solution should consult a licensed plumber or professional basement waterproofing company.

Roto-Rooter in Seattle is well equipped to repair or replace existing sump pumps and will provide you with a free estimate for doing so.

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

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