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Sump Pump Installation In Greater Columbus

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 steps our basement waterproofing technicians take when installing a sump pump system in your home. At Ohio Basement Authority, our certified basement waterproofers can install a complete sump pump system in just one visit to your home!

For a FREE sump pump installation estimate in Ohio, including Columbus, Springfield, Mansfield and other nearby areas, call or e-mail us today!

Placing the Sump Pump Liner

Placing a sump pit in a Portsmouth home

First, a sump pump pit is excavated for the liner and pump to be placed in. This protects your sump pump from the mud and debris around the pump pit.

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, pumping out water far below your home, causing unnecessary work and electricity usage.

Sump pumps are most effective at removing water from under your basement floor when located in the lowest spot of the floor.

Your certified waterproofing specialist will determine where that spot is by using a laser level. If the sump cannot be located in the low spot, a PVC feed line should be run through the floor from the low spot to the sump pump location.


Installing a Perimeter Drain System

Digging a trench for a French Drain system in Columbus

When installing a reliable sump pump system, it's a good idea to install a perimeter French drain system, like WaterGuard®.

First, 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 stone, and is backfilled with more clean stone.

The purpose of this drain is to collect water from the basement wall-floor joint, the basement walls and from under the basement floor, and direct it to the installed sump pump.

Our patented WaterGuard® Basement Drainage System includes a wall flange that extends slightly up the basement wall to collect water that may leak from the walls.

If your home has concrete block walls, weep holes will be drilled in the blocks at the very bottom to relieve the water and the pressure from the walls.


The Sump Pump Installation

Installing a sump in a sump pump liner in a Mansfield home

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.

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!


Restore the Floor & Bury Discharge Line

Testing a French drain system in a Hilliard home.

To complete the sump pump installation, the floor is restored flush for a clean, attractive look.

Our system does not leave a gap around the perimeter of the basement floor which can collect dust, debris, and other items that can clog your waterproofing system.

This helps ensure better drainage and a more reliable system, and it provides a clean, neat, and professional basement repair.

Outside, an anti-freeze device called IceGuard is usually installed. The discharge line is buried underground, while the installer is careful to remove sections of the lawn in whole pieces before making the trench for the pipe.

This helps to ensure the least disruption to your landscaping throughout the installation. A special outlet is installed flush with the ground and is safe for lawn mower or lawn tractor traffic.


The Cleanup & Finishing Touches

A contractor in Reynoldsburg installing a perimeter drain tile system during a sump pump installation.

Our sump pump installation crew takes extra care to leave your basement clean, neat, and clear of debris for you at the end of the installation.

Dust is cleaned from the basement floor and the discharge line outside is inspected to be sure that the water is being discharged to an appropriate location.

We remove all debris in which we create, and most times customers comment their basement is cleaner than before we started!

To allow for future testing or inspection, we install several "ports" in the perimeter drain, where a hose or dehumidifier drainage line can be inserted. During annual checkups and sump pump maintenance, this helps us with testing and inspection..


Upgrading Your Basement

Sump pump system, dehumidifier, and basement wall panels installed during a sump pump installation in Delaware

Once your basement is protected from water seepage, it's a great idea to take advantage of the cleaner, drier, more attractive area as storage or living space.

If you don't already have one installed, be sure to ask about our battery backup sump pumps, ENERGY STAR® rated dehumidifier, and other basement products that can add energy efficiency, beauty, and comfort to your home.

Ohio Basement Authority also provides crawl space sealing and encapsulation!

When you decide it's time to waterproof the basement and install a sump pump in your home, we are ready to help!

We offer free, no-obligation inspections and written sump pump installation quotes to all homeowners in our Ohio service area. Call or contact us online today to get started!

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Serving OH including the Greater Columbus area
Our Ohio Service Area
Cities in Adams County, OH
Stout

Cities in Athens County, OH
Albany
Amesville
Athens
Coolville
Glouster
Guysville
Millfield
Nelsonville
New Marshfield
Shade
Stewart
The Plains

Cities in Champaign County, OH
Cable
Christiansburg
Mechanicsburg
North Lewisburg
Saint Paris
Urbana
Woodstock

Cities in Clark County, OH
Enon
Medway
New Carlisle
South Charleston
South Vienna
Springfield

Cities in Coshocton County, OH
Conesville
Coshocton
Walhonding
Warsaw

Cities in Crawford County, OH
Bucyrus
Crestline
Galion
New Washington
Tiro

Cities in Delaware County, OH
Ashley
Columbus
Delaware
Galena
Lewis Center
Ostrander
Powell
Radnor
Sunbury
Westerville

Cities in Fairfield County, OH
Amanda
Baltimore
Bremen
Carroll
Hideaway Hls
Lancaster
Lithopolis
Millersport
Pickerington
Pleasantville
Rushville
Stoutsville
Sugar Grove

Cities in Fayette County, OH
Bloomingburg
Jeffersonville
Washington Court House

Cities in Franklin County, OH
Amlin
Blacklick
Canal Winchester
Columbus
Dublin
Galloway
Grove City
Groveport
Hilliard
Lockbourne
New Albany
Reynoldsburg
Westerville

Cities in Gallia County, OH
Bidwell
Cheshire
Crown City
Gallipolis
Patriot
Thurman
Vinton

Cities in Guernsey County, OH
Cumberland

Cities in Hardin County, OH
Mount Victory
Ridgeway
Roundhead

Cities in Highland County, OH
Greenfield

Cities in Hocking County, OH
Laurelville
Logan
Rockbridge
South Bloomingville

Cities in Huron County, OH
Plymouth
Willard

Cities in Jackson County, OH
Jackson
Oak Hill
Wellston

Cities in Knox County, OH
Centerburg
Danville
Fredericktown
Gambier
Howard
Martinsburg
Mount Vernon

Cities in Lawrence County, OH
Chesapeake
Ironton
Kitts Hill
Pedro
Proctorville
Rock Camp
Scottown
South Point
Waterloo
Willow Wood

Cities in Licking County, OH
Alexandria
Buckeye Lake
Croton
Granville
Heath
Hebron
Johnstown
Newark
Pataskala
Saint Louisville
Utica

Cities in Logan County, OH
Belle Center
Bellefontaine
De Graff
East Liberty
Huntsville
Lakeview
Lewistown
Quincy
Rushsylvania
Russells Point
West Liberty
West Mansfield
Zanesfield

Cities in Madison County, OH
London
Mount Sterling
Plain City
South Solon
West Jefferson

Cities in Marion County, OH
Caledonia
La Rue
Marion
Martel
Morral
New Bloomington
Prospect
Waldo

Cities in Meigs County, OH
Langsville
Long Bottom
Middleport
Pomeroy
Portland
Racine
Reedsville
Rutland

Cities in Miami County, OH
Conover

Cities in Morgan County, OH
Chesterhill
Malta
Mcconnelsville
Stockport

Cities in Morrow County, OH
Cardington
Edison
Fulton
Marengo
Mount Gilead

Cities in Muskingum County, OH
Adamsville
Blue Rock
Chandlersville
Dresden
Duncan Falls
Frazeysburg
Hopewell
Nashport
New Concord
Norwich
Philo
Roseville
Zanesville

Cities in Noble County, OH
Caldwell
Dexter City
Sarahsville
Summerfield

Cities in Perry County, OH
Corning
Crooksville
Glenford
Junction City
Mount Perry
New Lexington
New Straitsville
Shawnee
Somerset
Thornville

Cities in Pickaway County, OH
Ashville
Circleville
Commercial Point
New Holland
Orient
Williamsport

Cities in Pike County, OH
Beaver
Latham
Piketon
Waverly

Cities in Richland County, OH
Bellville
Butler
Lucas
Mansfield
Shelby

Cities in Ross County, OH
Bainbridge
Chillicothe
Clarksburg
Frankfort
Kingston
Londonderry
Richmond Dale
South Salem

Cities in Scioto County, OH
Franklin Furnace
Lucasville
Mc Dermott
Minford
Otway
Portsmouth
Rarden
South Webster
West Portsmouth
Wheelersburg

Cities in Seneca County, OH
Bloomville

Cities in Union County, OH
Irwin
Marysville
Milford Center
Raymond
Richwood

Cities in Vinton County, OH
Creola
Hamden
Mc Arthur
New Plymouth
Ray
Wilkesville

Cities in Washington County, OH
Belpre
Beverly
Cutler
Fleming
Little Hocking
Lowell
Lower Salem
Macksburg
Marietta
New Matamoras
Newport
Reno
Vincent
Waterford
Whipple
Wingett Run

Cities in Wyandot County, OH
Carey
Harpster
Mc Cutchenville
Nevada
Sycamore
Upper Sandusky

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