How to Install a sump pump with This Old House
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a sump pump.
1 Set sump basin upside down on basement floor; mark its outline on floor.
2 Use demolition hammer to chop through concrete floor.
3 Dig hole deep enough to set basin flush with floor.
4 Wrap the sump basin with filter fabric.
5 Set the basin in the hole.
6 Add several inches of gravel to basin.
7 Lay stone paver on top of gravel.
8 Set pump on top of paver.
9 Connect check valve and PVC pipe to pump; run pipe up a nearby wall.
10 Drill hole through house wall with hole saw.
11 Continue PVC pipe through wall and extend to the outdoors.
12 Mix concrete in trough using a hoe.
13 Fill in around the basin top with concrete; smooth the concrete with a pointed trowel.
14 Plug in pump, then test it by filling the basin with water.