A sump pump is a pump installed in the lowest part of your basement or crawlspace. This makes the pump one of the most effective ways of protecting your home against floods. There are many types of sump pumps available which make them differ in costs. You can also decide to install the sump pump by yourself or hire an expert. It is more expensive to have an expert involved, but sometimes the extra money is worth doing the job right.
Depending on your location, the cost of installing a brand new sump pump(including digging a well) can range from $2000 to $3500.
It will also depend on the type of floor where you will like the sump pump to be installed. If you want it to be installed in a concrete floor, then you will have to pay more for the labor costs, because the drain experts will have to dig into the concrete. The depth of the hole that will be dug will also affect the cost.
There are different types of pumps available. The cost of purchasing a pump will vary depending on the type of pump you choose:
- The electric pump is designed to start automatically after water reaches a certain set level in its sump. These usually cost from $100- $130.
- You can also buy a manual sump pump that you will have to turn on. These are usually sold from $30-$50.
- You can also choose between a submersible pump and one that sits on top of the water.
If you decide to hire a professional plumber, you will be charged about $1000 for installation services on a pedestal pump. For submersible pumps you can end up paying up to $5000. This will depend on many factors such as the drainage system required to be built for the sump pump to work among other factors, such as your location and how involved the work becomes. No matter which way you choose, having a sump pump installed with prevent you with lots of problems in the future.
In order to save on the cost of installing the sump pump, you should check on the companies offering the services for you to decide on the one that has great discounts. When installing the sump pump by yourself you will tend to save a lot of labor costs, but you may fail to install the best pump due to your lack of experience.