Sump Pump Systems

Sump Pump Installation Contractors in Ohio

Installing a sump pump and waterproofing system is the least disruptive and most effective way to keep a basement dry - and keep it dry all the time!

The following are the steps our basement waterproofing contractors take when installing a sump pump system in your home. Superior Basement Systems's professional basement waterproofers can install a sump pump system in an average basement in one, sometimes two days. For a FREE sump pump installation estimate in Ohio including the areas of Alliance, Ashland, Cadiz, Dover, East Liverpool, Hartville, Massillon, Millersburg, New Philadelphia, Salineville, Wooster, Yorkville, call or e-mail us today!

Sump Pump Drain Installation in Walnut Creek

Step 1:  Installing a Drain to the Sump Pump

The floor around the edge of the basement is jackhammered, and a layer of clean stone is set down.

A perimeter drain is installed on top of the drain, and a second layer of stone is placed on top. The purpose of this drain is to direct water from the basement wall-floor joint to the installed sump pump.

The drains installed by Superior Basement Systems include a wall flange that extends up the basement wall to collect water that may leak from the walls. If your home has concrete block walls, holes can be drilled in the blocks to drain trapped water into your perimeter drain.


Installing a Sump Pump Liner in Beach City

Step 2:  Installing a Liner for the Sump Pit

A sump pump pit is also excavated for the pump to be placed in. It's important that the sump pit is large enough, but not too large. When placed in a small pit, a sump pump can pump water out faster than it can fill the liner, causing them to turn on and off quickly and burn out sooner. Sump pits that are too large tend to go too deeply into the ground, pulling up water far below your home, causing unnecessary work and electricity usage.

The sump pump is always installed in the lowest point in the basement. This way, if your home experiences a plumbing failure, the water will naturally flow towards the sump pump and be pumped away.


Sump Pump Installation in a Brewster basement

Step 3:  The Sump Pump Installation

A line of PVC pipe is run from the perimeter drain to the sump pump system, and clean gravel is used to fill the empty space around the sump pump system. This gravel discourages mud and debris from settling up against the sump pump.

Superior Basement Systems places your sump pump in a stand inside the liner, keeping it off the bottom, where dust, mud, and debris can settle. An airtight sump pump liner keeps odors and humidity from rising out of the sump pit while keeping out the sound of the sump pump running. If you have two pumps installed in the pit, we use two discharge lines to ensure that the pipes can handle the volume of the water being sent through them,


Testing an installed sump pump and drainage system in North Lawrence

Step 4:  Test the Sump & Drainage Line

A few days after the installation is complete, the entire system is flood-tested to ensure that your waterproofing system is working properly. Dust is sprayed off the floor with a hose, and the discharge line outside is inspected to ensure that the water is being discharged to an appropriate location.

To allow for future testing, Superior Basement Systems installs several "ports" in the perimeter drain where a hose or dehumidifier drainage line can be inserted. During annual checkups and sump pump maintenance, this allows for additional flood testing.


Sump Pump Drain and Discharge Line Installation Installed in Canal Fulton

Step 5:  Finishing Touches

To complete the sump pump installation, the concrete is cemented over, covering the drain over for a clean, attractive look. Unlike some other waterproofing systems, we do not leave a gap in the floor's perimeter that can collect dust, debris, and other particles that could clog your waterproofing system.

Outside of your home, the discharge line is buried under the ground. The installer is careful to remove sections of the lawn in whole pieces before excavating to cause minimal damage to your landscaping throughout the installation.


Complete Sump Pump Installation with our Uniontown contractors

Step 6: Upgrade your Basement 

Once your basement is protected from flooding, it's a great idea to take advantage of the space and create a cleaner, drier, more attractive area.

Be sure to ask us about our battery backup sump pumps as well as our waterproof basement wall coverings, energy efficient dehumidifiers, waterproof basement flooring, and downspout extensions, and solutions for common home plumbing failures. We can also seal your crawl space, and many of our dealers can even finish the basement with waterproof products!

When you decide to waterproof the basement and install a sump pump in your home, Superior Basement Systems is ready to help you. We offer free, no-obligation visits and written sump pump installation quotes to all homeowners. Their contractors work throughout Ohio, including the areas of Alliance, Ashland, Cadiz, Dover, East Liverpool, Hartville, Massillon, Millersburg, New Philadelphia, Salineville, Wooster, Yorkville. Call or contact us online today to get started!

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Serving OH including the Greater Canton area
Our Ohio Service Area
Cities in Ashland County, OH
Ashland
Jeromesville
Loudonville
Perrysville
Polk

Cities in Belmont County, OH
Alledonia
Barnesville
Bellaire
Belmont
Bethesda
Bridgeport
Flushing
Jacobsburg
Martins Ferry
Piedmont
Powhatan Point
Saint Clairsville
Shadyside

Cities in Carroll County, OH
Carrollton
Dellroy
Malvern
Mechanicstown
Sherrodsville

Cities in Columbiana County, OH
East Liverpool
East Rochester
Hanoverton
Homeworth
Kensington
Lisbon
Salineville
Wellsville

Cities in Coshocton County, OH
Fresno
West Lafayette

Cities in Guernsey County, OH
Byesville
Cambridge
Kimbolton
Lore City
Pleasant City
Quaker City
Salesville
Senecaville

Cities in Harrison County, OH
Bowerston
Cadiz
Freeport
Hopedale
Jewett
Scio
Tippecanoe

Cities in Holmes County, OH
Big Prairie
Glenmont
Holmesville
Killbuck
Lakeville
Millersburg

Cities in Jefferson County, OH
Adena
Amsterdam
Bergholz
Bloomingdale
Brilliant
Dillonvale
Hammondsville
Irondale
Mingo Junction
Rayland
Richmond
Steubenville
Tiltonsville
Toronto
Yorkville

Cities in Knox County, OH
Brinkhaven

Cities in Mahoning County, OH
Beloit
Sebring

Cities in Monroe County, OH
Beallsville
Clarington
Graysville
Jerusalem
Lewisville
Sardis
Woodsfield

Cities in Stark County, OH
Alliance
Beach City
Brewster
Canal Fulton
Canton
East Canton
East Sparta
Hartville
Louisville
Magnolia
Massillon
Minerva
Navarre
North Canton
North Lawrence
Paris
Uniontown
Waynesburg
Wilmot

Cities in Summit County, OH
Clinton

Cities in Tuscarawas County, OH
Baltic
Bolivar
Dennison
Dover
Dundee
Gnadenhutten
Mineral City
New Philadelphia
Newcomerstown
Port Washington
Stone Creek
Strasburg
Sugarcreek
Uhrichsville

Cities in Wayne County, OH
Apple Creek
Burbank
Creston
Dalton
Doylestown
Fredericksburg
Marshallville
Orrville
Rittman
Shreve
Smithville
Sterling
West Salem
Wooster

Our Locations:

Superior Basement Systems
6628 Roy Andrews Road NW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
1-330-423-4426
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