Cost of Installing a Catch Basin


A catch basin is a part of a storm drain or sewer system that is specifically designed to help trap debris to prevent them from entering the drainage pipes. These basins are a large scale version of the straps commonly used in homes drains to accomplish similar function. Most storm drain and municipal sewer system use them and the design is the same all over the world with only few small variations. Its main function is to lead rain water out of your home into the local water ways. You can install a catch basin to avoid water from stagnating in your home.

Job Cost Structure

You can choose either to install the catch basin by yourself or to hire a professional plumber to do the job for you. If you want the job to be professionally done, then you should be ready to spend as much as $2000. On the other hand, if you decide to do the job by yourself, then you will only pay the cost of buying the materials required and saves of cost of labor.

Part Costs

  1. Do it yourself cost.

The cost of installing a catch basin by yourself can cost you up to $500. This cost will include buying of materials that will be used to build the catch drain. However, installing a catch drain by yourself will only be cheaper if you have some technical skills on how to conduct the project. Otherwise, if it is your first time, then it is recommended that you hire or seek advice form an expert before you start the project.


You will save a lot of money that you could otherwise have used to pay for labor, doing it yourself is also more convenient and you can solve the problem immediately.


If you lack knowledge and experience, the job can be time consuming. Lack of tools to get the job done can prevent you from doing your work well.

  1. Hiring a professional plumber.


They have the technical skill that helps them to work within the shortest time possible. They have all the necessary tools needed for the job. They also have work experience.


You will have to dig deeper in your pocket if you decide to hire a professional plumber. Sometimes they can take several hours before they respond.

Cost of Hiring a Professional vs. Doing it Yourself

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