First, we must determine the best location for the sump pit. The pit should be installed in the lowest part of a basement or crawl space to ensure that it collects as much water as possible. It should also be close to a power source so that the pump can be easily connected. After we figure out the optimal location, we then excavate the pit. This involves digging a hole that is large enough to accommodate the sump pump. The size of the hole will depend on the size of the pump you are installing.
Once the pit excavated, our trained technicians then start the installation process. We secure it to the floor and then attach the discharge pipe to run it out of the pit to the exterior of the home. The discharge pipe should be sloped downward to allow water to flow freely out of the pit. Once it’s secured, we then connect it to a power source and an additional backup power source if needed.
Finally, after installing the check valve, an important component that prevents water from flowing back into the pit, we test the system. This is done by pouring water into the pit to activate the pump. After activation, we make sure the water is flowing freely out of the pit. Once we determine it’s functioning properly, you’re all set!