Sump Pump Installation Guide from Roto-Rooter

Sump Pump Installation Guide from Roto-Rooter

When water starts flooding your basement, what will you do? If your basement has already experienced its fair share of flooding, what are you doing to resolve the issue for the future? One of the best things you can do is call in the help of a licensed Roto-Rooter plumber to perform a full system check to help you pinpoint the area causing the problems. If, however, the technician is unable to find a system issue, it may be less about your home and more about the place where you live. The topsoil surrounding your house may be full of moisture and a rising water table may be forcing water to collect in your basement. To prevent future floods from happening, you need a basement waterproofing solution, which includes a sump pump installation, as soon as possible.

Consider the following guide for the correct installation of a submersible sump pump:

Materials Needed

  • Demolition Hammer
  • Ten to fifteen-gallon sump basin
  • Filtration material or cloth
  • Gravel
  • Stone paver
  • Sump Pump
  • PVC pipe
  • PVC glue
  • Power drill and hole cutting attachments

 Steps to Succeed

No professional plumber would recommend that anyone other than a licensed plumber with basement waterproofing experience try to install a new sump system in a basement. Replacing a broken sump pump is something that a do-it-yourselfer may be able to do. But it is quite another thing to start jack-hammering up a basement floor to install a perimeter drain and sump system if you don’t understand the pitch requirements, local plumbing codes and the complexity of such a job. A much better option is to contact Roto-Rooter of Queens, New York and ask them to send out one of their professional basement waterproofing experts to evaluate your home and property and provide you with a free estimate for waterproofing your basement.

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

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