A standard installation.

1 - Remove approximately 9 - 12 inches of concrete floor adjoining the walls on the inside of the basement.
2 - Excavate and pitch trench to the bottom of the footer, exposing top and sides of footer. Trench can be deeper to accommodate any pipes or utilities that may interfere with the drainage path.
3 - Install sump pump (where required by local building code)
  • Install 18 inch circumference by 30 inch deep perforated crock.
  • Standard installation of 1/3 horse power submersible cast iron motor.
  • 1&1/2 inch PVC discharge line with check valve.
  • Connection of discharge line to outside drain source (downspout, storm sewer, natural watershed).
  • All drainage intended to be by gravity, no trap is necessary.
4 - Line the bottom of the trench with washed gravel, used as a bedding and filter for drain tile.
5 - Install 4 inch drain tile in trench next to footing. Allow approximate pitch of 1/4 inch per 10 foot length.
6 - Cover drain tile with #57 washed gravel as a filter.
7 - Install wall drainage system and vapor barrier. This step varies dependent upon what the wall structure is built with.
8 - Cover drainage system with concrete. The curing of this concrete can take up to 30 to 45 days to completely cure.
9 - Electrical outlet for Sump Pump system will be installed by a licensed electrician.