The Sump Pump Installation

Crew installing sump pump in crawl space

During sump pump installation, a special outlet connects the perimeter drain to the sump pump system and clean gravel is backfilled around the sump pump liner. This gravel helps to keep your sump pump system as clean as possible, discouraging silt and sediment from entering the liner. An airtight sump pump lid including rubber grommets around all pipes and wires keeps odors and humidity from rising out of the sump pit, while also preventing items and debris from falling in from the basement floor. This is an essential step in sump pump installation, as having an airtight, secure lid on your liner is also excellent in preventing animals and children from attempting to play in the water. If you have a secondary pump installed in the pit, an additional discharge line will be installed. This prevents the pipes from being overwhelmed and also ensures the pumps won’t pump back and forth between each other. Discharge lines should never be tied together on the inside of your home.

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