Sump Pump Installation in CO & NM, including Grand Junction, Durango & Farmington, NM.

Sump Pump Installation in Colorado & New Mexico

Installing a sump pump and waterproofing system is the least disruptive and most effective way to keep a basement dry - and keep it dry all the time!

The following are the steps our basement waterproofing contractors take when installing a sump pump system in your home. Silver River Basement Systems' professional basement waterproofers can install a sump pump system in an average basement in one, sometimes two days. For a FREE sump pump installation estimate in Colorado & New Mexico including the areas of Durango, Grand Junction, Farmington NM, call or e-mail us today!

Sump Pump Drain Installation in Chimney Rock
 

Step 1: Installing a Drain to the Sump Pump

The floor around the edge of the basement is jackhammered, and a layer of clean stone is set down.

A perimeter drain is installed on top of the drain, and a second layer of stone is placed on top. The purpose of this drain is to direct water from the basement wall-floor joint to the installed sump pump.

The drains installed by Silver River Basement Systems include a wall flange that extends up the basement wall to collect water that may leak from the walls. If your home has concrete block walls, holes can be drilled in the blocks to drain trapped water into your perimeter drain.

Installing a Sump Pump Liner in Farmington, NM
 

Step 2: Installing a Liner for the Sump Pit

A sump pump pit is also excavated for the pump to be placed in. It's important that the sump pit is large enough, but not too large. When placed in a small pit, a sump pump can pump water out faster than it can fill the liner, causing them to turn on and off quickly and burn out sooner. Sump pits that are too large tend to go too deeply into the ground, pulling up water far below your home, causing unnecessary work and electricity usage.

The sump pump is always installed in the lowest point in the basement. This way, if your home experiences a plumbing failure, the water will naturally flow towards the sump pump and be pumped away.

Sump Pump Installation in a Canon City basement
 

Step 3: The Sump Pump Installation

A line of PVC pipe is run from the perimeter drain to the sump pump system, and clean gravel is used to fill the empty space around the sump pump system. This gravel discourages mud and debris from settling up against the sump pump.

Silver River Basement Systems places your sump pump in a stand inside the liner, keeping it off the bottom, where dust, mud, and debris can settle. An airtight sump pump liner keeps odors and humidity from rising out of the sump pit while keeping out the sound of the sump pump running. If you have two pumps installed in the pit, we use two discharge lines to ensure that the pipes can handle the volume of the water being sent through them.

Testing an installed sump pump and drainage system in Tuckerville
 

Step 4: Test the Sump & Drainage Line

A few days after the installation is complete, the entire system is flood-tested to ensure that your waterproofing system is working properly.

Dust is sprayed off the floor with a hose, and the discharge line outside is inspected to ensure that the water is being discharged to an appropriate location.

To allow for future testing, Silver River Basement Systems installs several "ports" in the perimeter drain where a hose or dehumidifier drainage line can be inserted. During annual checkups and sump pump maintenance, this allows for additional flood testing.

Sump Pump Drain and Discharge Line Installation Installed in Espanola
 

Step 5: Finishing Touches

To complete the sump pump installation, the concrete is cemented over, covering the drain over for a clean, attractive look.

Unlike some other waterproofing systems, we do not leave a gap in the floor's perimeter that can collect dust, debris, and other particles that could clog your waterproofing system.

Outside of your home, the discharge line is buried under the ground. The installer is careful to remove sections of the lawn in whole pieces before excavating to cause minimal damage to your landscaping throughout the installation.

Complete Sump Pump Installation with our Durango contractors
 

Step 6: Upgrade your Basement

Once your basement is protected from flooding, it's a great idea to take advantage of the space and create a cleaner, drier, more attractive area.

Be sure to ask us about our battery backup sump pumps as well as our waterproof basement wall coverings,energy efficient dehumidifiers, waterproof basement flooring, and downspout extensions, and solutions for common home plumbing failures.

We can also seal your crawl space, and many of our dealers can even finish the basement with waterproof products!

When you decide to waterproof the basement and install a sump pump in your home, Silver River Basement Systems is ready to help you. They offer free, no-obligation visits and written sump pump installation quotes to all homeowners. Their contractors work throughout Colorado & New Mexico, including the areas of Greater Grand Junction. Call or contact them online today to get started!

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Serving CO & NM including the Greater Grand Junction area
Our Colorado & New Mexico Service Area
Cities in Alamosa County, CO
Alamosa
Hooper
Mosca

Cities in Archuleta County, CO
Arboles
Chromo
Pagosa Springs

Cities in Conejos County, CO
Antonito
Capulin
Conejos
La Jara
Manassa
Romeo
Sanford

Cities in Custer County, CO
Westcliffe
Wetmore

Cities in Delta County, CO
Austin
Cedaredge
Cory
Crawford
Delta
Eckert
Hotchkiss
Lazear
Paonia

Cities in Dolores County, CO
Cahone
Dove Creek
Rico

Cities in Fremont County, CO
Canon City
Coal Creek
Coaldale
Cotopaxi
Florence
Hillside
Howard
Penrose
Rockvale

Cities in Gunnison County, CO
Almont
Crested Butte
Gunnison
Ohio City
Parlin
Pitkin
Powderhorn
Somerset

Cities in Hinsdale County, CO
Lake City

Cities in La Plata County, CO
Bayfield
Durango

Cities in Mesa County, CO
Clifton
Collbran
De Beque
Fruita
Gateway
Glade Park
Grand Junction
Loma
Mack
Mesa
Molina
Palisade
Whitewater

Cities in Mineral County, CO
Creede

Cities in Montezuma County, CO
Cortez
Dolores
Lewis
Mancos
Mesa Verde National Park
Pleasant View
Towaoc
Yellow Jacket

Cities in Montrose County, CO
Bedrock
Cimarron
Montrose
Naturita
Nucla
Olathe
Paradox
Redvale

Cities in Ouray County, CO
Ouray
Ridgway

Cities in Rio Grande County, CO
Center

Cities in Saguache County, CO
Crestone
Moffat
Saguache
Sargents
Villa Grove

Cities in San Juan County, CO
Silverton

Cities in San Miguel County, CO
Egnar
Norwood
Ophir
Placerville
Telluride

Cities in Rio Arriba County, NM
Abiquiu
Alcalde
Canjilon
Canones
Cebolla
Chama
Chimayo
Cordova
Coyote
Dixon
Dulce
El Rito
Embudo
Espanola
Gallina
Hernandez
La Madera
Lindrith
Los Ojos
Medanales
Petaca
Tierra Amarilla
Truchas
Vallecitos
Velarde
Youngsville

Cities in San Juan County, NM
Aztec
Blanco
Bloomfield
Farmington
Flora Vista
Fruitland
Kirtland
La Plata
Nageezi
Navajo Dam
Newcomb
Sanostee
Sheep Springs
Shiprock
Waterflow

Our Locations:

Silver River Basement Systems
P.O. Box 905
Ship:1871 North Hwy. 149
Lake City, CO 81235
1-970-238-8873