The installation of a sump pump is a critical part of many people’s homes in Somerville. It can help prevent damage to your house as a result of flooding. The process can be tricky which is why you should never attempt to do it yourself. Always consult with a professional Somerville plumbing company and have them perform the installation for you.
We put together a quick guide to all of the steps that your plumber will perform when they install your new sump pump.
Step 1: Dig the Sump Pit
The first thing your plumber will do is dig out a hole in your basement to put the sump pump and the sump pump liner. This is the hole where all the water will flow to get pumped out of your house. If you’re having a perimeter drain installed in your basement, this is the stage where they will dig that our as well.
Step 2: Fit the Sump Pump Liner
Once the hole is dug, it’s time to put in the sump pump liner. This is basically a big plastic bucket with holes in it to let water run into it. It will also hold the actual sump pump itself.
Step 3: Gravel
Next, the plumber will fill in the areas around the liner with gravel and also fill it in partially with gravel. The gravel is also used to elevate the liner so that it is flush with the floor,
Step 4: Install the Sump Pump and Riser
Your plumber will then actually install the sump pump inside the liner. A PVC riser will come out of the pit to discharge the water outside. The plumber will also attach an air-tight lid to the liner to seal in the pump.
Step 5: Cement
The last step is to replace the cement that was removed during the installation process and make sure the floor looks nice.