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Sump Pump Installation Toronto

Sump Pump Installation Toronto: Keep your basement dry, worry-free.

Sump Pump Installation Services Toronto

Learn how to keep your basement dry and protected with professional sump pump installation. Say goodbye to water damage and basement flooding. In this article, we’ll explore how to install a sump pump by yourself, the cost of sump pump installation, and how Aquatech Waterproofing can help ensure a dry and secure basement. Get ready to enjoy a worry-free home with the peace of mind you deserve!

How much does it cost to install a sump pump in Toronto?

The cost of installing a sump pump in Toronto generally ranges from $1,500 to $2,200. Several factors affect the final cost, including the type of sump pump selected, the complexity of the installation, and any necessary modifications to the existing plumbing system. It’s always best to get a quote from a reliable local plumber for the most accurate estimate.

How Does a Sump Pump Work?

A sump pump is a vital tool for preventing water damage in homes susceptible to flooding. Here’s a simple breakdown of how it works:

  1. Water Collection: The sump pump system is installed in the lowest part of your basement or crawl space in a specially designed sump pit. Water flows into this pit either through drains or natural soil migration.
  2. Activation: The pump is equipped with a float switch. When the water level in the sump pit reaches a certain height, the float switch triggers the pump to start.
  3. Pumping: Once activated, the sump pump draws water out of the pit and pumps it away from your home to a designated discharge point.
  1. Deactivation: When the water level in the sump pit goes back down, the float switch turns off the pump.
  2. Backup System: Many sump pumps have a battery backup system to ensure the pump works during power outages, which often accompany heavy storms — a time when you need the sump pump most.

Why Choose Us For Sump Pump Installation

Choose Aquatech Waterproofing for your sump pump installation with confidence. As Toronto’s basement waterproofing leader since 1996, we’ve delighted over 50,000 customers, winning Best of Homestars five times and maintaining a stellar 5-star Google rating. Our 24/7 emergency services and fair pricing, including match pricing, ensure that you get top-notch service at a reasonable cost. Trust Aquatech for a reliable and budget-friendly solution to keep your basement dry and secure.

Choose Aquatech Waterproofing for your sump pump installation and experience our specialized expertise, reliable service, and customized solutions. Keep your basement dry and protected with a sump pump system you can depend on. Contact us today for a personalized assessment and quote.

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Paul BarnhillPaul Barnhill
19:32 28 Mar 23
Aquatech was wonderful right from the first contact to having Richard come out and give us a very complete and detailed quote to the two man crew who were here exactly on time and completed the day hours ahead of time. All the locates were taken care of and within a week of contacting them the job was completed. The workman did a fabulous job and were very respectful of our property. They reviewed the scope of the work before they started and asked if we had any questions. When the work was complete it was difficult to see where they had worked and dug the trench. Everything was tidier than before they started. We are very impressed and in a world where household repair companies can be less than favourable, Aquatech stands head and shoulders above any of them. We would highly recommend this company. We also have a life time transferable warranty too. Bravo. We will definitely be telling all the people we know about our wonderful experience. Thank you.
Jeremy MJeremy M
01:16 23 Feb 23
We had a flood disaster the day after we got the keys for our new home. Aquatech Waterproofing responded to my request for help quickly and came to access the damages the same day. They gave us several options for repairs as well as prevention that were fairly priced and a quick turnaround time. They executed our chosen plan quickly and did a beautiful job. They have been very responsive, answering questions about the products we chose and we recommend them to anyone that needs quality work done in a timely manner. Very compassionate and empathetic for our situation as well.
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15:43 08 Feb 23
AquaTech is very professional and reliable. Valentina was very friendly, she scheduled the appointment at a convenient time and Nico came out to look at my problem. He diagnosed it and gave me a reasonable price. We went ahead with the job. The crew that came out to do it was very knowledgeable and professional. I had some questions and Igor explained everything to me with no problem. I highly recommend this company. Thank you AquaTech!
Nadine NasirNadine Nasir
23:47 24 Oct 22
EXCELLENT experience. Andrew was the first one to arrive and was extremely kind and helpful. Igor and Basil joined Andrew a few minutes later and all three of them worked very hard and finished this massive job in one day. These are some of the hardest workers I have ever seen. There were no hassles or surprises and Andrew, Igor and Basil were very skilled and courteous. Also, Nico was VERY flexible with our constant changes of plans and was very accommodating and understanding. An excellent experience all around - could not recommend more highly!
Anne & FrankAnne & Frank
17:09 22 Jul 22
Much thanks & appreciation to Slava & his hardworking crew for their excellent job excavating, installing weeping tiles & pipe, repairing cracks, waterproofing, and backfilling the 7'-deep trench 27' along the full side of our home. Wow!! On site, Slava, the lead foreman, clearly explained step by step their work including repairing foundation cracks and securing our downspout and other connections better then before. All in all, we are greatly satisfied & highly recommend Aquatech to anyone looking into correcting their leaking basements. Slava -- you & your crew brought humor, sincerity & experience -- no rush job here, just highly competent work by deserving technicians & company. Thanks also to Andrew and Terry for their super fast service with the gas line locate, the fast return calls, home inspection & estimate. Priced fairly for super work + 25 years warranty that can be passed on to a new homeowner. You guys were great!! Highly recommend! -- Anne & Frank - Scarborough

How to Install a Sump Pump

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1. Choose the Right Sump Pump
  • Research different types of sump pumps to understand their features and benefits.
  • Consider factors such as the size of your basement, water accumulation levels, and any specific requirements for your area.
  • Submersible pumps are commonly used as they are designed to be placed directly in the sump pit and are more discreet.
  • Pedestal pumps, on the other hand, have the motor positioned above the pit, making them easier to access for maintenance but less aesthetically pleasing.
2. Find the Lowest Point
  • Take the time to observe your basement during heavy rain or melting snow to identify where water tends to accumulate the most.
  • Typically, this will be in a corner or along the perimeter of the basement.
3. Dig the Sump Pit
  • Using a shovel or appropriate digging tool, start digging a hole in the identified lowest point of your basement.
  • The size of the hole will depend on the sump pump and pit specifications provided by the manufacturer.
  • It’s important to create a pit that is deep enough to accommodate the sump pump while allowing for proper water drainage.
4.Place the Sump Pit
  • Set the sump pit into the hole you’ve dug, ensuring it is level with the surrounding floor.
  • Make any necessary adjustments by adding or removing soil to achieve a level position.
  • A level pit is important to ensure proper functioning of the sump pump and prevent any issues with water accumulation.
Sump Pump Installation Process
5. Install the Check Valve
  • The check valve is a crucial component that prevents water from flowing back into the sump pit after being pumped out.
  • Connect the check valve to the discharge pipe, which carries water away from the sump pit.
  • This valve ensures that the water is efficiently directed away from your home’s foundation, reducing the risk of flooding.
6. Install the Check Valve
  • Attach one end of the discharge pipe to the outlet of the sump pump.
  • Carefully route the other end of the pipe to a suitable location outside your home.
  • Make sure the pipe is positioned in a way that allows water to flow freely away from the foundation.
  • Consider using extensions or additional fittings as needed to reach the desired drainage location.
7. Install the Sump Pump
  • Lower the sump pump into the sump pit, ensuring it is centered and upright.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to properly position and secure the sump pump in place.
  • It’s important to ensure a stable installation, as vibrations during operation can lead to malfunctions or damage.
8. Connect the Power
  • Plug the sump pump’s power cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet.
  • If necessary, consider hiring a licensed electrician to install a dedicated circuit for the sump pump to avoid overloading existing circuits.
  • Ensure the electrical connection is secure and protected from potential water exposure.
9. Test the Sump Pump
  • Pour water into the sump pit until it reaches the designated activation level of the pump.
  • Observe if the sump pump activates automatically, pumps out the water, and discharges it through the pipe.
  • Monitor the pump’s performance and ensure that water is being effectively removed from the pit and directed away from the foundation.
10. Regular Maintenance
  • Perform regular maintenance tasks to keep your sump pump in optimal condition.
  • Inspect the sump pit periodically for any debris, sediment, or obstructions that may hinder the pump’s performance.
  • Clean the pit if necessary, removing any buildup that could interfere with the float switch or impede water flow.
  • Test the float switch occasionally by pouring water into the pit to ensure it moves freely and activates the pump as intended.
  • Check the discharge pipe for any potential clogs or obstructions that may restrict water flow.
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Remember, while these steps provide a general overview of a DIY sump pump installation, it’s crucial to consult professional advice or hire experienced technicians for a comprehensive and safe installation, especially if you’re unfamiliar with electrical and plumbing work.

Sump Pump Repair & Maintenance

Proper sump pump repair and maintenance are vital to prevent unexpected failures, especially during heavy rainfall and melting seasons. Here are key points to remember:

  • Regular Inspection: Inspect your sump pump regularly to ensure its functionality. Look for any visible signs of wear and tear and listen for irregular sounds.
  • Testing: Testing your sump pump at least once a year, and more frequently during rainy seasons, can help ensure it’s functioning correctly. Pour water into the sump pit until the pump turns on and confirms that it’s pumping the water out efficiently.
  • Cleaning: Remove any debris from the sump pit that could jam the pump or float mechanism and clean the filter screen regularly.
  • Professional Check-Ups: Schedule professional maintenance visits once a year for a comprehensive check on the motor, wiring, float switch, discharge line and other components.
  • Battery Backup System Maintenance: Check your backup system’s battery life if you have one. The backup system is crucial for pump operation during power outages.
  • Replacement: Consider replacing the pump every 5-7 years, or as recommended by the manufacturer, to avoid breakdowns and guarantee efficiency.

FAQs About Sump Pump Installation

Sump pumps are designed to handle moderate to heavy rainfall, but their capacity may vary. It’s important to choose a sump pump with the appropriate horsepower and capacity for your specific needs. If you experience frequent heavy rainstorms or have a high water table, you may need to consider a larger or more robust sump pump system.

While not always necessary, having a backup sump pump can provide an extra layer of protection against power outages or pump failures. Battery-powered backup pumps or water-powered backup systems can kick in when the primary pump is unable to operate, ensuring continuous water removal and preventing basement flooding.

While effective, sump pumps may not prevent all types of flooding, such as sewer backups or plumbing issues. Additional measures are often needed for comprehensive protection.

A sump pump should be installed when your home is prone to flooding or has high groundwater levels. It’s best to install one when you’re building your home or renovating your basement. But, if you notice water issues or during heavy rainfall, it might be time to get a sump pump.