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Sump Pump Installation in MI, including Ann Arbor, Warren & Saginaw.

Sump Pump Installation In Michigan

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 Foundation Systems of Michigan, 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 Michigan, including Ann Arbor, Saginaw, Traverse City, Midland and other nearby areas, call or e-mail us today!

Placing a sump pit in a Clio 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 Ann Arbor

Installing a Perimeter Drain System

When installing a reliable sump pump system, it's a good idea to install a perimeter French drainsystem, 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 productsinstalled, 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 Warren 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 Grosse Pointe 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 Madison Heights 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, Foundation Systems of Michigan will 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 Troy

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.

Foundation Systems of Michigan 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 Michigan service area.

Call or contact us online today to get started!

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Our Michigan Service Area
Cities in Alcona County, MI
Barton City
Black River
Curran
Glennie
Greenbush
Harrisville
Lincoln
Mikado
Spruce

Cities in Alpena County, MI
Alpena
Herron
Hubbard Lake
Lachine
Ossineke

Cities in Antrim County, MI
Alba
Alden
Bellaire
Central Lake
Eastport
Elk Rapids
Ellsworth
Kewadin
Mancelona

Cities in Arenac County, MI
Alger
Au Gres
Omer
Standish
Sterling
Turner
Twining

Cities in Bay County, MI
Auburn
Bay City
Essexville
Kawkawlin
Linwood
Munger
Pinconning
University Center

Cities in Benzie County, MI
Benzonia
Beulah
Elberta
Frankfort
Honor
Lake Ann
Thompsonville

Cities in Charlevoix County, MI
Bay Shore
Beaver Island
Boyne City
Boyne Falls
Charlevoix
East Jordan
Walloon Lake

Cities in Cheboygan County, MI
Afton
Burt Lake
Cheboygan
Indian River
Mackinaw City
Mullett Lake
Topinabee
Tower
Wolverine

Cities in Clare County, MI
Farwell
Harrison
Lake
Lake George

Cities in Clinton County, MI
Elsie
Ovid

Cities in Crawford County, MI
Frederic
Grayling

Cities in Emmet County, MI
Alanson
Brutus
Carp Lake
Conway
Cross Village
Good Hart
Harbor Springs
Levering
Oden
Pellston
Petoskey

Cities in Genesee County, MI
Burton
Clio
Davison
Fenton
Flint
Flushing
Gaines
Goodrich
Grand Blanc
Lennon
Linden
Montrose
Mount Morris
Otisville
Swartz Creek

Cities in Gladwin County, MI
Beaverton
Gladwin
Rhodes

Cities in Grand Traverse County, MI
Acme
Grawn
Interlochen
Kingsley
Mayfield
Old Mission
Traverse City
Williamsburg

Cities in Gratiot County, MI
Ashley
Bannister
Breckenridge
Ithaca
Saint Louis
Wheeler

Cities in Huron County, MI
Bad Axe
Bay Port
Caseville
Elkton
Filion
Harbor Beach
Kinde
Owendale
Pigeon
Port Austin
Port Hope
Ruth
Sebewaing
Ubly

Cities in Ingham County, MI
Dansville
Leslie
Stockbridge
Webberville
Williamston

Cities in Iosco County, MI
East Tawas
Hale
Long Lake
National City
Oscoda
Tawas City
Whittemore

Cities in Isabella County, MI
Mount Pleasant

Cities in Jackson County, MI
Brooklyn
Clarklake
Grass Lake
Jackson
Michigan Center
Munith
Pleasant Lake
Rives Junction

Cities in Kalkaska County, MI
Fife Lake
Kalkaska
Rapid City
South Boardman

Cities in Lake County, MI
Chase
Idlewild
Irons
Luther

Cities in Lapeer County, MI
Almont
Attica
Clifford
Columbiaville
Dryden
Imlay City
Lapeer
Metamora
North Branch
Otter Lake
Silverwood

Cities in Leelanau County, MI
Cedar
Empire
Glen Arbor
Lake Leelanau
Leland
Maple City
Northport
Omena
Suttons Bay

Cities in Lenawee County, MI
Addison
Adrian
Blissfield
Britton
Cement City
Clayton
Clinton
Deerfield
Hudson
Jasper
Manitou Beach
Morenci
Onsted
Palmyra
Riga
Sand Creek
Tecumseh
Tipton

Cities in Livingston County, MI
Brighton
Fowlerville
Gregory
Hamburg
Hartland
Howell
Pinckney

Cities in Macomb County, MI
Armada
Center Line
Clinton Township
Eastpointe
Fraser
Harrison Township
Macomb
Mount Clemens
New Baltimore
New Haven
Ray
Richmond
Romeo
Roseville
Saint Clair Shores
Sterling Heights
Utica
Warren
Washington

Cities in Manistee County, MI
Arcadia
Bear Lake
Brethren
Copemish
Eastlake
Filer City
Kaleva
Manistee
Onekama
Wellston

Cities in Mason County, MI
Branch
Fountain
Free Soil
Ludington
Walhalla

Cities in Midland County, MI
Coleman
Hope
Midland
Sanford

Cities in Missaukee County, MI
Falmouth
Lake City
Mc Bain
Merritt

Cities in Monroe County, MI
Carleton
Dundee
Erie
Ida
La Salle
Lambertville
Luna Pier
Maybee
Milan
Monroe
Newport
Ottawa Lake
Petersburg
South Rockwood
Temperance

Cities in Montmorency County, MI
Atlanta
Hillman
Lewiston

Cities in Oakland County, MI
Auburn Hills
Berkley
Birmingham
Bloomfield Hills
Clarkston
Clawson
Commerce Township
Davisburg
Farmington
Ferndale
Franklin
Hazel Park
Highland
Holly
Huntington Woods
Keego Harbor
Lake Orion
Leonard
Madison Heights
Milford
New Hudson
Novi
Oak Park
Oakland
Ortonville
Oxford
Pleasant Ridge
Pontiac
Rochester
Royal Oak
South Lyon
Southfield
Troy
Walled Lake
Waterford
West Bloomfield
White Lake
Wixom

Cities in Ogemaw County, MI
Lupton
Prescott
Rose City
South Branch
West Branch

Cities in Osceola County, MI
Evart
Hersey
Leroy
Marion
Sears
Tustin

Cities in Oscoda County, MI
Comins
Fairview
Luzerne
Mio

Cities in Otsego County, MI
Elmira
Gaylord
Johannesburg
Vanderbilt
Waters

Cities in Presque Isle County, MI
Hawks
Millersburg
Onaway
Posen
Presque Isle
Rogers City

Cities in Roscommon County, MI
Higgins Lake
Houghton Lake
Houghton Lake Heights
Prudenville
Roscommon
Saint Helen

Cities in Saginaw County, MI
Birch Run
Brant
Bridgeport
Burt
Chesaning
Frankenmuth
Freeland
Hemlock
Merrill
Oakley
Saginaw
Saint Charles

Cities in Saint Clair County, MI
Algonac
Allenton
Avoca
Capac
Casco
Columbus
East China
Emmett
Fair Haven
Fort Gratiot
Goodells
Harsens Island
Jeddo
Marine City
Marysville
Memphis
North Street
Port Huron
Saint Clair
Smiths Creek
Yale

Cities in Sanilac County, MI
Applegate
Brown City
Carsonville
Croswell
Decker
Deckerville
Lexington
Marlette
Melvin
Minden City
Palms
Peck
Port Sanilac
Sandusky
Snover

Cities in Shiawassee County, MI
Bancroft
Byron
Corunna
Durand
Henderson
Laingsburg
Morrice
New Lothrop
Owosso
Perry
Vernon

Cities in Tuscola County, MI
Akron
Caro
Cass City
Deford
Fairgrove
Fostoria
Gagetown
Kingston
Mayville
Millington
Reese
Unionville
Vassar

Cities in Washtenaw County, MI
Ann Arbor
Chelsea
Dexter
Manchester
Saline
Whitmore Lake
Willis
Ypsilanti

Cities in Wayne County, MI
Allen Park
Belleville
Canton
Dearborn
Dearborn Heights
Detroit
Ecorse
Flat Rock
Garden City
Grosse Ile
Grosse Pointe
Hamtramck
Harper Woods
Highland Park
Inkster
Lincoln Park
Livonia
Melvindale
New Boston
Northville
Plymouth
Redford
River Rouge
Riverview
Rockwood
Romulus
Southgate
Taylor
Trenton
Wayne
Westland
Wyandotte

Cities in Wexford County, MI
Boon
Buckley
Cadillac
Harrietta
Manton
Mesick

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