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Question DetailsAsked on 10/12/2014

What should it cost to install a sump pump with plumbing into an existing basement sump pump basin?

Hi there, we have a basin/well for a sump pump in our basement that we are considering opening up to install a sump pump with plumbing. The well is covered shut with a black plastic/resin cover since we purchased the home. The basement is about 5 feet below surface. What should it cost to open up the well cover, install an average pump, and pipe the outlet 5 feet above and out of the basement? There is currently no piping or holes in the basement wall to exit the piping.

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If you click on the Basement Waterproofing link below your questions (though Plumber is your contractor category) you can find a number of prior similar questions with info on typical prices for simple installs, higher-end installs, and installs with battery backup.


Extreme ballpark numbers - almsot certainly over $250 and usually less than $500 for normal installation without battery backup.


Make sure the discharge is to a swale or drain pipe that willcarry the water away from the foundation, not just dump it right at the foundation to seep backto the sump pit.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD




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