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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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Our Ohio Service Area
Cities in Adams County, OH
Bentonville
Blue Creek
Cherry Fork
Lynx
Manchester
Peebles
Seaman
Stout
West Union
Winchester

Cities in Allen County, OH
Beaverdam
Bluffton
Cairo
Delphos
Gomer
Harrod
Lafayette
Lima
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Cities in Athens County, OH
Albany
Amesville
Athens
Buchtel
Carbondale
Chauncey
Coolville
Glouster
Guysville
Hockingport
Jacksonville
Millfield
Nelsonville
New Marshfield
Shade
Sharpsburg
Stewart
The Plains
Trimble

Cities in Auglaize County, OH
Buckland
Minster
New Bremen
New Hampshire
New Knoxville
Saint Johns
Saint Marys
Uniopolis
Wapakoneta
Waynesfield

Cities in Brown County, OH
Sardinia

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

Cities in Clark County, OH
Catawba
Donnelsville
Enon
Medway
New Carlisle
North Hampton
South Charleston
South Vienna
Springfield
Tremont City

Cities in Coshocton County, OH
Bakersville
Blissfield
Conesville
Coshocton
Fresno
Keene
Plainfield
Walhonding
Warsaw
West Lafayette

Cities in Crawford County, OH
Bucyrus
Chatfield
Crestline
Galion
New Washington
North Robinson
Oceola
Sulphur Springs
Tiro

Cities in Defiance County, OH
Defiance
Evansport
Farmer
Hicksville
Jewell
Mark Center
Ney
Sherwood

Cities in Delaware County, OH
Ashley
Columbus
Delaware
Galena
Kilbourne
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
Thurston

Cities in Fayette County, OH
Bloomingburg
Jeffersonville
Milledgeville
Washington Court House

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

Cities in Fulton County, OH
Archbold
Delta
Fayette
Lyons
Metamora
Pettisville
Swanton
Wauseon

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

Cities in Guernsey County, OH
Buffalo
Byesville
Cambridge
Cumberland
Derwent
Fairview
Kimbolton
Kipling
Lore City
Old Washington
Pleasant City
Quaker City
Salesville
Senecaville

Cities in Hancock County, OH
Arcadia
Arlington
Benton Ridge
Findlay
Jenera
Mc Comb
Mount Blanchard
Mount Cory
Rawson
Van Buren
Vanlue
Williamstown

Cities in Hardin County, OH
Ada
Alger
Dola
Dunkirk
Forest
Kenton
Mc Guffey
Mount Victory
Ridgeway
Roundhead

Cities in Henry County, OH
Colton
Deshler
Grelton
Hamler
Holgate
Liberty Center
Malinta
Mc Clure
Napoleon
New Bavaria
Okolona
Ridgeville Corners

Cities in Highland County, OH
Greenfield
Highland
Hillsboro
Leesburg
Lynchburg
Mowrystown
Sinking Spring

Cities in Hocking County, OH
Carbon Hill
Haydenville
Laurelville
Logan
Murray City
Rockbridge
South Bloomingville
Union Furnace

Cities in Huron County, OH
Bellevue
Collins
Greenwich
Monroeville
New Haven
New London
North Fairfield
Norwalk
Plymouth
Wakeman
Willard

Cities in Jackson County, OH
Coalton
Jackson
Oak Hill
Wellston

Cities in Knox County, OH
Bladensburg
Brinkhaven
Centerburg
Danville
Fredericktown
Gambier
Howard
Martinsburg
Mount Liberty
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
Brownsville
Buckeye Lake
Croton
Etna
Granville
Gratiot
Heath
Hebron
Homer
Jacksontown
Johnstown
Kirkersville
Newark
Pataskala
Saint Louisville
Summit Station
Utica

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

Cities in Lucas County, OH
Berkey
Harbor View
Holland
Maumee
Monclova
Neapolis
Oregon
Sylvania
Toledo
Waterville
Whitehouse

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

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

Cities in Meigs County, OH
Chester
Langsville
Long Bottom
Middleport
Pomeroy
Portland
Racine
Reedsville
Rutland
Syracuse
Tuppers Plains

Cities in Mercer County, OH
Burkettsville
Celina
Chickasaw
Coldwater
Fort Recovery
Maria Stein
Mendon
Montezuma
Rockford
Saint Henry

Cities in Miami County, OH
Bradford
Casstown
Conover
Covington
Fletcher
Laura
Ludlow Falls
Piqua
Pleasant Hill
Potsdam
Tipp City
Troy
West Milton

Cities in Monroe County, OH
Graysville

Cities in Morgan County, OH
Chesterhill
Malta
Mcconnelsville
Stockport

Cities in Morrow County, OH
Cardington
Chesterville
Edison
Fulton
Iberia
Marengo
Mount Gilead
Shauck
Sparta

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

Cities in Noble County, OH
Ava
Belle Valley
Caldwell
Dexter City
Sarahsville
Summerfield

Cities in Ottawa County, OH
Clay Center
Curtice
Elmore
Genoa
Graytown
Gypsum
Isle Saint George
Lacarne
Lakeside Marblehead
Martin
Middle Bass
Oak Harbor
Port Clinton
Put In Bay
Rocky Ridge
Williston

Cities in Paulding County, OH
Antwerp
Cecil
Grover Hill
Haviland
Latty
Melrose
Oakwood
Paulding
Payne

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

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

Cities in Pike County, OH
Beaver
Cynthiana
Jasper
Latham
Piketon
Stockdale
Wakefield
Waverly

Cities in Putnam County, OH
Belmore
Cloverdale
Columbus Grove
Continental
Dupont
Fort Jennings
Glandorf
Kalida
Leipsic
Miller City
Ottawa
Ottoville
Pandora
Vaughnsville

Cities in Richland County, OH
Bellville
Butler
Lucas
Mansfield
Ontario
Shelby
Shiloh

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

Cities in Sandusky County, OH
Burgoon
Clyde
Fremont
Gibsonburg
Helena
Lindsey
Vickery
Woodville

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

Cities in Seneca County, OH
Alvada
Attica
Bascom
Bettsville
Bloomville
Flat Rock
Fostoria
Green Springs
Kansas
Melmore
New Riegel
Old Fort
Republic
Tiffin

Cities in Shelby County, OH
Anna
Botkins
Fort Loramie
Houston
Jackson Center
Kettlersville
Maplewood
Pemberton
Port Jefferson
Russia
Sidney

Cities in Union County, OH
Broadway
Irwin
Magnetic Springs
Marysville
Milford Center
Raymond
Richwood
Unionville Center

Cities in Van Wert County, OH
Convoy
Elgin
Middle Point
Ohio City
Scott
Van Wert
Venedocia
Willshire
Wren

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

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

Cities in Williams County, OH
Alvordton
Blakeslee
Bryan
Edgerton
Edon
Kunkle
Montpelier
Pioneer
Stryker
West Unity

Cities in Wood County, OH
Bloomdale
Bowling Green
Bradner
Custar
Cygnet
Dunbridge
Grand Rapids
Haskins
Hoytville
Jerry City
Lemoyne
Luckey
Millbury
Milton Center
North Baltimore
Northwood
Pemberville
Perrysburg
Portage
Risingsun
Rossford
Rudolph
Stony Ridge
Toledo
Tontogany
Walbridge
Wayne
West Millgrove
Weston

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

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