Installation of sump pump and prices

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Day & Night Plumbing installs a local Manufacturer’s “Liberty Pumps”. A basic install is $330.00 plus $20 if a new check valve is needed. People who had sump pumps replaced in 2013 said that they paid an average of $442.53 with a general range of $490.43 to $538.34.

Average Cost to Install a Sump Pump

The average cost to install a sump pump is $1,212. Most homeowners spend between $968 and $1,466 to have a sump pump installed.

A plumber will charge $441 to replace a 1/3 hp submersible sump pump, which includes labor and material; but you can buy one and make the swap for $190, the cost of the sump pump replacement, and save 58 percent.

An average sump pump (pedestal or submersible) for a typical home runs about $100-$300 depending on the horsepower, materials (plastic is less expensive than cast iron or stainless steel), flow rate and the height the water needs to be lifted to discharge it. A sump pump with a built-in backup pump can be $300-$500, and heavy-duty solid-brass sump pumps start around $250-$350, but can go as high as $600-$1,200 for extremely rugged models with a half to a full horse power. Average total costs for a do-it-yourself installation of basin, pump, gravel and cement can run $150-$350.

Labor to replace an existing sump pump with a similar new model runs around $50-$150 or more. An average installation of a sump basin and pump (not including drains) runs about $250-$600 for parts and labor, depending on the quality of the equipment, ease of access and local rates. One homeowner[1] had a plumber install a middle-of-the-line sump pump and basin for $305.

A separate battery- or water-powered backup emergency sump pump is $150-$350 or more, depending on horsepower, flow rate, materials and other features. A backup pump operates during a power outage or if the primary sump pump fails. (Water-powered pumps use municipal water pressure.)

A professionally installed system with a basin, pump and drains in a typical home runs about $2,000-$6,000 for labor and parts, although it can go as high as $10,000-$15,000 for extensive drainage with more than one sump pump.

To add drainage into the sump basin without having to jackhammer through the basement floor, baseboard-style drains can be installed along the inside of the basement walls. Do-it-yourself kits are roughly $10-$13 a foot, or $1,000-$1,300 for 100 feet for a 20×30-foot basement. Professional installation bumps the total cost to $2,000-$2,600 for 100 feet.