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What Does It Cost to Install Sump Pumps?

Updated July 19, 2017

Sump pumps are accessories installed in a home to remove excess water. They are typically installed in a basement or underneath a home, and are intended to keep water away from the foundation. There are several types of sump pumps, which can range in price and installation cost from £39 to £975.

How a Sump Pump Works

Basins are installed under a home to collect excess water. A sump pump removes the water from those basins. Some homeowners may have systems used to drain water straight to sump pumps, which can increase installation costs.

Sump Pump Costs

The cost of installing sump pumps is significantly less if a homeowner installs a sump pump himself.

A sump pump with a baseboard drainage system could cost between £390 to £975 if the homeowner installs it himself, according to OldHouseWeb.com. A perimeter drain around the interior of the basement may require a professional, and can cost between £1,300 and £2,600. Excavation and additional work can increase the installation expenses.

Reducing Installation Costs

OldHouseWeb.com encourages homeowners to confirm the source of any flooding before installing sump pumps. In some cases, they may not be necessary. Finding the source of the wet basement can help a homeowner determine the cost required to fix it.

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Bryan Smith has written articles for newspapers since 1997. He served as editorial intern and researcher for the "Springfield Business Journal" in Springfield, Mo., and held the position of editor-in-chief for Oklahoma Christian University's student newspaper, the "Talon." He now works as training coordinator for a bank in Springfield.