How Is A Sump Pump Is Installed
If you are considering installing a sump pump in your basement, you may be curious about the procedure that is involved in the actual installation. The 1st step in installing a sump pump is to locate the crib so that it is preferably in an unfinished section of the basement, and near the electrical panel. One must also take into consideration problematic areas where flooding has occurred in the basement in the past. If you're just going to install a sump pump. The final consideration of locating your sump pump crib is defined in the area that the access will be evacuated to an area that has the topography that will carry the water away from your home. After the location has been determined of where your sump pump is to be located. Fairfax contractor's personnel will mark out with a grease pencil, the rough location of where the 35-gallon sump pump crib will be placed. When this area marked out we will utilize a framing square, and mark out approximately 4 inches larger than the circular section of the crib itself. Once these markings have been made, we will take a diamond blade concrete saw and cut the actual concrete floor in your basement. Once the entire section has been cut. The concrete will be broken up typically with an electric 50-pound jackhammer and the broken concrete will be removed. Once your basements concrete area is removed we will excavate down approximately 30 inches to install the plastic sump pump crib. The area around the sump pump crib should be surrounded by # 57 gravel to allow water to flow into the crib. Often times just opening up the knockouts on the crib will allow water to flow into the crib, other installations may require they interior French drainage system that will relieve hydrostatic pressure in other parts of the basement. For a simple sump pump installation, the sump pump basin will be installed with a perimeter of 57 gravel. This gravel perimeter will allow the water to take the path of least resistance and ultimately drain into the crib. Once the crib is firmly placed into position in compacted with gravel. The area will be finished with a concrete mixture to close the slab. With the crib firmly in place, it is now time to complete the plumbing installation of your sump pump system.