A sump costs $600 to $2,500 total with installation or $100 to $800 for the unit alone. Prices vary depending on the pump type, horsepower needed, accessibility, and whether you have dirt or concrete floors. Demolition or jackhammering will increase labor costs.
A pedestal sump pump costs $100 to $400 on average for the unit alone, a while submersible pump costs $100 to $800. Submersible pumps run more quietly but are usually more expensive.
A sump pump is a device that keeps your basement dry by pumping out any water that seeps in. The pump sits inside a basin that's installed in the ground to collect water. The sump pump turns on once the water reaches a certain level in the basin and sends the water away from the house to a higher ground level or a municipal storm drain.
A sump pump is worth it for the following reasons:
A simple sump pump installation takes 8 to 10 hours. The installation may take longer depending on how close the pump is to the closest electrical outlet, if any concrete needs to be jackhammered or removed, and the type of drain installed.
A sump pump will typically last for 5 to 30 years, depending on the type and how often you need it. Pedestal pumps last 10 to 30 years, while submersible pumps last 5 to 20 years on average. If you have significant issues with water in your basement and the pump is on frequently, it may not last very long. Pedestal sump pumps are easier and less expensive to service than submersible pumps.
The following signs may indicate that you need a new sump pump:
Experienced plumbers can install sump pumps. Some companies specialize in sump pump installation or repair. Make sure to hire a plumber who is experienced in sump pump installation, replacement, and complete system installations, which includes the basin, pump, and drains.
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