Sump Pump Installation in NJ & PA, including West Milford, Sparta & Vernon.

Sump Pump Installation Near West Milford, Vernon, Sparta

Keeping your basement dry all the time is possible! By installing a sump pump and waterproofing system your wet basement will be no more.

Installing a waterproofing system and sump pump are least the disruptive and most effective ways of keeping your basement dry.

The steps below are the steps that the basement waterproofing technicians at Century Masonry and Waterproofing take when installing a sump pump system in your home. In just one visit to your home, our certified basement waterproofers can install a complete sump pump system to keep your basement dry!

For a FREE sump pump installation estimate in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including West Milford, Vernon, Sparta and other nearby areas, call or e-mail us today!

Placing a sump pit in a Arlington Heights home

Placing the Sump Pump Liner

A sump pump pit is excavated for the liner and pump to be placed in. This step protects your sump pump from the debris and mud around the pump pit.

Next it's important that the sump pit is large enough, but not too large. If a sump pump is placed in a small pit, it can pump water out faster than it can fill the liner, causing them to turn on and off quickly and burn out sooner. When sump pits are too large they tend to go too deeply into the ground which makes it work too hard and use extra electricity because the sump pump is pumping out water far below your home.

To make sure your sump pump is working at its entire capacity, it should be located in the lowest sport of the floor. The ideal spot will be determined using a laser level by your certified waterproofing specialist. If the sump cannot be located in the low spot, then a PVC feed line should be run through the floor from the low spot to the sump pump location.

Digging a trench for a French Drain system in West Milford

Installing a Perimeter Drain System

It's a good idea to install a perimeter French drain system, like WaterGuard® when you're installing a reliable sump pump system.

Jackhammering the floor around the edge of the basement is the first step. After that, a layer of clean stone is set down and a perimeter drain is installed on top of the stone. Lastly, the area is backfilled with more clean stone.

The purpose of this drain is to collect water from the basement walls, under the basement floor, the basement wall-floor joint, and direct it to the installed sump pump.

If your home has concrete block walls, weep holes will be drilled in the blocks at the very bottom to relieve the water and the pressure from the walls.

Our patented WaterGuard® Basement Drainage System includes a wall flange that extends slightly up the basement wall to collect water that may leak from the walls. If you have one of our basement wall products installed, the wall covering will be tucked behind the flange to direct moisture from the walls into your drain.

Installing a sump in a sump pump liner in a Sparta home

The Sump Pump Installation

A special outlet connects the perimeter drain to the sump pump system and clean gravel is backfilled around the sump pump liner.

This gravel helps to keep your sump pump system as clean as possible, discouraging silt and sediment from entering the liner.

Having an airtight, secure lid on your liner is an excellent way of preventing animals and children from attempting to play in the water. In addition, an airtight sump pump lid including rubber grommets around all pipes and wires, keeps odors and humidity from rising out of the sump pit, while also preventing items and debris from falling in from the basement floor.

Installing a secondary pump prevents the pipes from being overwhelmed and also ensures that the pumps won't pump back and forth between each other. This happens because an additional discharge line is installed, and make sure the discharge lines are NEVER tied together on the inside of your home!

Testing a French drain system in a Lehman home.

Restore the Floor & Bury Discharge Line

The floor of your basement is restored flush for a clean, attractive look when your sump pump installation is complete.

Our high quality system does not leave a gap around the perimeter of the basement floor which can collect debris, dust, and other items that can clog your waterproofing system. This helps ensure better drainage and a more reliable system, and it provides a clean, neat, and professional basement repair.

When the inside is all set, an anti-freeze device called IceGuard® is usually installed on the outside of you home. To bury the discharge line underground, the installer carefully removes sections of the lawn in whole pieces before making the trench for the pipe. This ensures the least disruption to your landscaping throughout the installation. A special outlet is installed flush with the ground and is safe for lawn mower or lawn tractor traffic.

A contractor in Washington installing a perimeter drain tile system during a sump pump installation.

The Cleanup & Finishing Touches

Our expert sump pump installation crew takes extra care to leave your basement clean, neat, and clear of debris for you at the end of the installation.

We remove all debris we create, and most times customers comment their basement is cleaner than before we started!

Dust is cleaned from the basement floor and the discharge line outside is inspected to be sure that the water is being discharged to an appropriate location.

During annual checkups and sump pump maintenance, the installation of several "ports" in the perimeter drain where a hose or dehumidifier drainage line can be inserted helps the crew with testing and inspection.

Sump pump system, dehumidifier, and basement wall panels installed during a sump pump installation in Blairstown

Upgrading Your Basement

It's a great idea to take advantage of the cleaner, drier, more attractive area in your basement as storage or living space when it is finally free from water.

If you don't already have one installed, be sure to ask about our battery backup sump pumps, as well as our basement wall coverings, ENERGY STAR® rated dehumidifier, waterproof basement flooring, and other basement products that can add energy efficiency, beauty, and comfort to your home.

Century Masonry and Waterproofing also provides crawl space sealing and encapsulation!

When you decide it's time to waterproof the basement and install a sump pump in your home, we are ready to help! We offer free, no-obligation inspections and written sump pump installation quotes to all homeowners in our New Jersey and Pennsylvania service area.

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Serving NJ & PA including the Greater West Milford area
Our New Jersey and Pennsylvania Service Area
Cities in Hunterdon County, NJ
Glen Gardner
High Bridge

Cities in Morris County, NJ
Budd Lake
Lake Hopatcong
Long Valley
Mine Hill
Mount Arlington
Picatinny Arsenal

Cities in Passaic County, NJ
Oak Ridge
West Milford

Cities in Sussex County, NJ
Highland Lakes
Mc Afee
Wallpack Center

Cities in Warren County, NJ
Great Meadows
Port Murray

Cities in Monroe County, PA
Buck Hill Falls
Delaware Water Gap
East Stroudsburg
Marshalls Creek
Minisink Hills
Mount Pocono
Pocono Lake Preserve
Pocono Manor
Pocono Summit
Shawnee On Delaware

Cities in Northampton County, PA
Martins Creek
Mount Bethel

Cities in Pike County, PA
Dingmans Ferry

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Century Masonry and Waterproofing
78 Sherman Ridge Road
Sussex, NJ 07461