Sump Pump

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows an effective way to combat basement flooding. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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Shopping List for How to Install a Sump Pump:
– submersible sump pump
– sump basin, used to house sump pump
– indelible marker, used to mark sump basin outline on floor
– filter fabric, used to keep silt from clogging sump basin
– gravel, used to partially fill sump basin
– stone paver, used to create level base for sump pump
– PVC pipe and assorted fitting, forms drain line from pump to outdoors
– PVC primer and cement, used to glue together PVC pipe and fittings
– check valve, used to prevent water from flowing back into pump
– paintable caulk, used to seal around PVC pipe that exits the house
– concrete trough or wheelbarrow, used to mix concrete
– concrete, used to encase sump basin

Tools for How to Install a Sump Pump:
– electric demolition hammer, used to chop hole through concrete floor
– shovel
– drill/driver
– hole saw
– hoe, used to mix concrete
– pointed trowel, used to smooth concrete
– utility knife, used to cut filter fabric

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