Basement Sump Pump Installation

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Installing a Basement Sump Pump in your Basement

Having a sump pump installed in the basement of your property is a practical way of making sure that your basement remains a clean, dry, usable, and pleasant environment.

However, it’s important to remember that if you need a basement sump pump unit installed, you will need to have a qualified technician carry out the works to ensure the installation is undertaken correctly.

By using the Basement Sump and Pump Company you can be assured that your pump will not only be well-designed and made from the highest quality materials, but they will also be selected and engineered in a way to ensure your basement is kept dry. 

Check out the cost for a sump pump to be installed down below.


Diagnosing The Basement Water Problem

The first step in creating a dry basement is to identify where the water is coming from.

The cause of water in the basement might not always be structural in nature. Instead, floodwater could be the result of poor maintenance, or even external defects like blocked gutters, clogged drains, leaking roofs, and cracks in your below ground walls.

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Establishing the cause of the flood water in a basement is a crucial first step, and it must be done prior to the installation of a sump pump. This might be easier to discover during periods of heavy rainfall, when water is most likely to be leaking through into the basement.

Installing the Sump Pump

Installing a sump pump is not a simple task. We recommend that it should be carried out by a professional to ensure that you avoid any mistakes that could potentially damage the pump, or compromise you basement.

Below are the steps our technicians take when installing a sump pump system:

Choosing the Right Sump Pump

The process begins with understanding the needs of the basement in question, and choosing a pump that meets the needs of the basement and its levels of floodwater. 

For example, we could install a sump pump system that runs with only one primary pump. The pump itself would be installed below ground, with a float switch that triggers the pump to evacuate when the collected water within the pump reaches a certain level. Once the water is pumped out, the float switch will sink, and the pump will switch off.

This is all well and good, however, we recommend that all sump pump systems should include a secondary pump should the primary one fail.

We also recommend that a sump pump battery back up system is installed to provide pumping protection should the mains power fail.

This can resolve plenty of headaches and nasty situations during the likes of heavy rainstorms, leaving your sump pump operational when you need it the most.

Sometimes though, that backup battery system might prove useful if leaking water manages to interfere with the pump systems electrics during day to day use. Either way, a battery back up system for your sump pump can help you avoid plenty of nasty situations. 

It isn’t just us recommending a dual pump system either. The British Standard (BS8102:2022) recommends having a sump pump system with 2 pumps and a battery back up pump installed for smooth operation, and to avoid disaster. 

Location of the Sump

The location of the sump will be determined by the engineer installing the sump pump system.

Ideally, the pump will be placed close to the wall of the basement allowing the sump pump to discharge any water to the proper drainage system with ease.

Digging the Sump

For the sump to be installed into the ground a member of our team will have to dig a chamber into the concrete floor. This is done with the use of an electric jackhammer.

Installing the Pump

Once the space for the pump to be installed has been prepared, then our engineer can set about installing it. 

The pump, or pumps, will be placed within the sump liner and connected to a PVC solid exit pipe.

The pump may then be connected to a perimeter drainage channel if one is present, which will allow water being captured within the basement to be safely diverted into the pump rather than being left to flood. Otherwise, a number of holes can be drilled into the liner of the sump chamber so that water can easily flow into the pump. 

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Airtight Sump Pump lid

An airtight sump pump lid with rubber grommets will be added to combat bad odours and humidity rising out from inside of the sump.

Airtight Sump Pump

How Much Does It Cost For A Sump Pump To Be Installed?

In an average domestic property you can expect it to cost up to £600 plus VAT for a replacement sump pump to be installed. However, this is dependent on whether any additional pipework is required. Also, if larger pumps or foul pumps are required, then the cost can potentially be higher than the average.

The Basement Sump and Pump Company is made up of trusted experts when it comes to sump pump installation, and we have installed plenty of pumps for our customers all across the country. When we encounter a basement that does not have an existing sump pump in place, the average cost for us to install a brand new sump pump in that basement is around £2000.

We would be happy to arrange for one of our sump pump specialists to visit your home and provide you with a free, no-obligation quote for us to install a sump pump in your property.


After the Sump Pump has been Installed

Once we have installed your new sump pump we will make sure to do a thorough clean-up, just to make certain that your basement is left clean for you. Any debris or dust created during our installation work will be removed, leaving your basement tidy, dry, and ready for use.

It’s recommended that basement sump and pump systems are maintained and serviced on a regular basis – in most cases just once a year. Issues like the build-up of limescale for example can lead to the pump operating at reduced efficiency, potentially leading to the failure of the pump.

In more extreme circumstances, for example in areas where there is more silt in the ground then servicing should be carried out 6 months, or even every 3 months.

So, should you have a basement sump and pump system installed in your property don’t forget to have it serviced regularly. You can arrange a service with us online. 

Providing Sump Pump Installations Nationwide

We have highly qualified pump engineers located across England and Wales to carry out sump pump installations for both residential and commercial properties. Fill in our postcode checker to see if we cover your area. 

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Contact Our Sump Pump Installation Specialists

We will install and maintain your basement sump pump system for you, so you can have peace of mind that whatever the weather, your basement will remain dry.

Our highly trained engineers are experts in their field and only work on basement sump pumps so you can be safe in the knowledge that the heart of your dry basement system is in good hands.
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The Basement Sump & Pump Co are specialists in the installation, maintenance, and servicing of basement sumps and pumps.

We are able to not only service if your sump pump has stopped working but also fit a wide range of pumps from leading pump manufacturers.

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