Sump Pump Installation in IN, including Indianapolis, Bloomington & Fort Wayne.
Sump Pump Systems

Sump Pump Installation In Indianapolis, Bloomington and Southern Indiana

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 steps our basement waterproofing technicians take when installing a sump pump system in your home. At Indiana Foundation Service, our certified basement waterproofers can install a complete sump pump system in just one visit to your home!

For a FREE sump pump installation estimate in Indiana, including Indianapolis, Bloomington, Muncie and other nearby areas, call or e-mail us today!

Placing a sump pit in a Fishers home

Placing the Sump Pump Liner

First, a sump pump pit is excavated for the liner and pump to be placed in. This protects your sump pump from the mud and debris around the pump pit.

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, pumping out water far below your home, causing unnecessary work and electricity usage.

Sump pumps are most effective at removing water from under your basement floor when located in the lowest spot of the floor.

Your certified waterproofing specialist will determine where that spot is by using a laser level. If the sump cannot be located in the low spot, a PVC feed line should be run through the floor from the low spot to the sump pump location.


Digging a trench for a French Drain system in Indianapolis

Installing a Perimeter Drain System

When installing a reliable sump pump system, it's a good idea to install a perimeter French drain system, like WaterGuard®.

First, 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 stone, and is backfilled with more clean stone.

The purpose of this drain is to collect water from the basement wall-floor joint, the basement walls and from under the basement floor, and direct it to the installed sump pump.

Our patented WaterGuard® Basement Drainage System includes a wall flange that extends slightly up the basement wall to collect water that may leak from the walls.

If you have one of our basement wall products installed, the wall covering will be tucked behind the flange to direct moisture from the walls into your drain.

If your home has concrete block walls, weep holes will be drilled in the blocks at the very bottom to relieve the water and the pressure from the walls.


Installing a sump in a sump pump liner in a Bloomington home

The Sump Pump Installation

A special outlet connects the perimeter drain to the sump pump system and clean gravel is backfilled around the sump pump liner.

This gravel helps to keep your sump pump system as clean as possible, discouraging silt and sediment from entering the liner.

An airtight sump pump lid including rubber grommets around all pipes and wires, keeps odors and humidity from rising out of the sump pit, while also preventing items and debris from falling in from the basement floor.

Having an airtight, secure lid on your liner is also excellent in preventing animals and children from attempting to play in the water!

If you have a secondary pump installed in the pit, an additional discharge line will be installed. This prevents the pipes from being overwhelmed and also ensures the pumps won't pump back and forth between each other. Discharge lines should NEVER be tied together on the inside of your home!


Testing a French drain system in a Columbus home.

Restore the Floor & Bury Discharge Line

To complete the sump pump installation, the floor is restored flush for a clean, attractive look.

Our system does not leave a gap around the perimeter of the basement floor which can collect dust, debris, and other items that can clog your waterproofing system.

This helps ensure better drainage and a more reliable system, and it provides a clean, neat, and professional basement repair.

Outside, an anti-freeze device called IceGuard is usually installed. The discharge line is buried underground, while the installer is careful to remove sections of the lawn in whole pieces before making the trench for the pipe.

This helps to ensure the least disruption to your landscaping throughout the installation. A special outlet is installed flush with the ground and is safe for lawn mower or lawn tractor traffic.


A contractor in Richmond installing a perimeter drain tile system during a sump pump installation.

The Cleanup & Finishing Touches

Our sump pump installation crew takes extra care to leave your basement clean, neat, and clear of debris for you at the end of the installation.

Dust is cleaned from the basement floor and the discharge line outside is inspected to be sure that the water is being discharged to an appropriate location.

We remove all debris in which we create, and most times customers comment their basement is cleaner than before we started!

To allow for future testing or inspection, we install several "ports" in the perimeter drain, where a hose or dehumidifier drainage line can be inserted. During annual checkups and sump pump maintenance, this helps us with testing and inspection..


Sump pump system, dehumidifier, and basement wall panels installed during a sump pump installation in Marion

Upgrading Your Basement

Once your basement is protected from water seepage, it's a great idea to take advantage of the cleaner, drier, more attractive area as storage or living space.

If you don't already have one installed, be sure to ask about our battery backup sump pumps, as well as our basement wall coverings, ENERGY STAR® rated dehumidifier, waterproof basement flooring, and other basement products that can add energy efficiency, beauty, and comfort to your home.

Indiana Foundation Service also provides crawl space sealing and encapsulation!

When you decide it's time to waterproof the basement and install a sump pump in your home, we are ready to help!

We offer free, no-obligation inspections and written sump pump installation quotes to all homeowners in our Indiana service area. Call or contact us online today to get started!

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Serving IN including the Greater Indianapolis area
Our Indiana Service Area
Cities in Adams County, IN
Berne
Geneva
Monroe

Cities in Bartholomew County, IN
Columbus
Elizabethtown
Grammer
Hartsville
Hope

Cities in Benton County, IN
Ambia
Boswell
Earl Park
Fowler
Otterbein
Oxford

Cities in Blackford County, IN
Hartford City
Montpelier

Cities in Boone County, IN
Jamestown
Lebanon
Thorntown
Whitestown
Zionsville

Cities in Brown County, IN
Nashville

Cities in Carroll County, IN
Bringhurst
Camden
Cutler
Delphi
Flora

Cities in Cass County, IN
Galveston
Walton

Cities in Clay County, IN
Bowling Green
Brazil
Carbon
Centerpoint
Clay City
Cory

Cities in Clinton County, IN
Colfax
Forest
Frankfort
Kirklin
Michigantown
Mulberry
Rossville

Cities in Decatur County, IN
Greensburg
Saint Paul
Westport

Cities in Delaware County, IN
Albany
Daleville
Eaton
Gaston
Muncie
Selma
Yorktown

Cities in Fayette County, IN
Connersville
Glenwood

Cities in Fountain County, IN
Attica
Covington
Hillsboro
Kingman
Veedersburg

Cities in Franklin County, IN
Brookville
Laurel
Metamora
Oldenburg

Cities in Grant County, IN
Fairmount
Gas City
Jonesboro
Marion
Swayzee
Upland
Van Buren

Cities in Greene County, IN
Bloomfield
Jasonville
Linton
Lyons
Newberry
Owensburg
Solsberry
Switz City
Worthington

Cities in Hamilton County, IN
Arcadia
Atlanta
Carmel
Cicero
Fishers
Indianapolis
Noblesville
Sheridan
Westfield

Cities in Hancock County, IN
Charlottesville
Fortville
Greenfield
Mc Cordsville
New Palestine
Wilkinson

Cities in Hendricks County, IN
Avon
Brownsburg
Clayton
Danville
Lizton
North Salem
Pittsboro
Plainfield
Stilesville

Cities in Henry County, IN
Knightstown
Lewisville
Middletown
Mooreland
New Castle
Shirley
Spiceland
Springport
Straughn

Cities in Howard County, IN
Greentown
Kokomo
Russiaville

Cities in Huntington County, IN
Warren

Cities in Jackson County, IN
Brownstown
Crothersville
Freetown
Medora
Norman
Seymour

Cities in Jay County, IN
Bryant
Dunkirk
Pennville
Portland
Redkey
Salamonia

Cities in Jennings County, IN
Butlerville
North Vernon
Paris Crossing
Scipio

Cities in Johnson County, IN
Bargersville
Edinburgh
Franklin
Greenwood
Needham
Nineveh
Trafalgar
Whiteland

Cities in Lawrence County, IN
Bedford
Heltonville
Mitchell
Oolitic
Springville
Williams

Cities in Madison County, IN
Alexandria
Anderson
Elwood
Frankton
Ingalls
Lapel
Markleville
Pendleton
Summitville

Cities in Marion County, IN
Beech Grove
Indianapolis
Speedway

Cities in Miami County, IN
Amboy
Bunker Hill
Converse

Cities in Monroe County, IN
Bloomington
Ellettsville
Unionville

Cities in Montgomery County, IN
Crawfordsville
Darlington
Ladoga
Linden
New Richmond
New Ross
Waveland
Waynetown
Wingate

Cities in Morgan County, IN
Camby
Martinsville
Monrovia
Mooresville
Morgantown
Paragon

Cities in Owen County, IN
Coal City
Freedom
Gosport
Poland
Quincy
Spencer

Cities in Parke County, IN
Bloomingdale
Bridgeton
Marshall
Montezuma
Rockville
Rosedale

Cities in Putnam County, IN
Bainbridge
Cloverdale
Coatesville
Fillmore
Greencastle
Reelsville
Roachdale
Russellville

Cities in Randolph County, IN
Farmland
Losantville
Lynn
Modoc
Parker City
Ridgeville
Saratoga
Union City
Winchester

Cities in Ripley County, IN
Batesville
Cross Plains
Holton
Milan
Osgood
Sunman
Versailles

Cities in Rush County, IN
Arlington
Carthage
Falmouth
Manilla
Milroy
Rushville

Cities in Shelby County, IN
Boggstown
Fairland
Flat Rock
Fountaintown
Morristown
Shelbyville
Waldron

Cities in Sullivan County, IN
Carlisle
Dugger
Fairbanks
Farmersburg
Merom
Shelburn
Sullivan

Cities in Tippecanoe County, IN
Battle Ground
Clarks Hill
Lafayette
Romney
West Lafayette
Westpoint

Cities in Tipton County, IN
Kempton
Sharpsville
Tipton
Windfall

Cities in Union County, IN
Brownsville
Liberty

Cities in Vermillion County, IN
Cayuga
Clinton
Dana
Hillsdale
Perrysville

Cities in Vigo County, IN
Lewis
Pimento
Terre Haute
West Terre Haute

Cities in Wabash County, IN
La Fontaine
Somerset

Cities in Warren County, IN
Pine Village
West Lebanon
Williamsport

Cities in Wayne County, IN
Cambridge City
Centerville
Economy
Fountain City
Greens Fork
Hagerstown
Milton
Richmond
Webster
Williamsburg

Cities in Wells County, IN
Keystone
Liberty Center
Poneto

Cities in White County, IN
Brookston
Chalmers

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