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Factors to Consider before Having a Sump Pump Installed

by Celina Simpson

There are many benefits to installing a sump pump. The biggest benefit is that it helps to keep water out of your basement. This prevents flooding, deters mold from forming, and allows you to finish off your basement and gain more living space. However, there are many factors you need to consider before you either install a sump pump or have a professional complete the job for you. Educating yourself on the decisions you will face will help you make an informed choice as to which options are best for you and your home. Here are some of the factors you need to consider before having a sump pump installation done.

Indoor versus Outdoor Sump Pump

One of the first decisions you will have to make in regards to your sump pump is whether to have an indoor or outdoor sump pump installed. If your basement is below the water table, water may seep into your home through your concrete subfloor. In this case, you will want an indoor sump pump installed. It helps remove the moisture underneath the floor of your basement. However, if you have a sloped yard that lets water pool and drain into your basement, an outdoor sump pump may solve that problem. An outdoor sump pump can be installed in the area of your yard where water tends to puddle, preventing that from happening. Figuring out how and where water enters your basement will help you decide if you need an indoor versus outdoor sump pump.

The Type of Sump Pump

Another important factor you will need to consider before you can have a sump pump installed is what type of sump pump you want to have installed either indoors or outdoors. There are different sump pump types. They include

  • battery backup pumps
  • combination pumps
  • ejector pumps
  • pedestal pumps
  • sewage pumps
  • submersible pumps
  • water-powered pumps

Each type of pump has its own advantages and disadvantages. For example, a submersible pump is contained completely underground, allowing it to contain water in a large space. However, installing it and maintaining it can be a bit more difficult because it is underground. On the other hand, a pedestal pump is halfway in the ground and halfway above ground. This makes it easier to maintain, but it won't remove moisture from large spaces. Learning about the different sump pump types and weighing the pros and cons of each one will help you select the one that makes the most sense for your space and your budget.

Installing a Pump Yourself versus Hiring a Professional

The last factor you will need to consider when having a sump pump installed on your property is whether this is a task you want to complete on your own or whether you should leave this task to a professional. Installing a sump pump is a laborious and backbreaking task. You may have to break through the concrete sub floor and/or dig trenches through gravel, dirt, and mud to install this type of system. Additionally, installing the system correctly is extremely important. The system should be installed in the right part of the basement or yard, or it could prove to be less effective. It also needs to be connected to a drainage system and electrical components so that it functions properly. All in all, this is a complex task for those who  are not very handy or don't have experience with moderate or tedious home improvement projects. Unless you are familiar with installing plumbing and doing electrical work and you don't mind laborious work, this is a task you should leave to a professional sump pump installation company.

Installing a sump pump can help to keep your home's basement free of water. However, before you can have one installed, you have many factors to consider. You must decide whether you want an indoor or outdoor sump pump. You need to decide what type of sump pump is ideal for your home. And you need to consider whether installing it yourself or hiring a professional is right for you. For further advice, contact a representative from a company like Rite-Way Waterproofing.