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Sump pumps are a highly effective method of dealing with extreme water retention in your basement. If water is pooling due to heavy rainfall, or your property is at risk from floods, then a sump pump is highly recommended in order to channel the water outside effectively. Sump pumps may also be used to increase the effectiveness of drainage systems such as weeping tiles.

How Does Sump Pump Installation Work?

The sump pump installation process is relatively straightforward, although it requires a technical approach. We use the latest sump pump systems which are more reliable than ever, and pump water quickly out of your basement.

We can work with your current drainage systems, or can install new ones. These drains will lead water towards the sump pump, which will be positioned at the lowest spot in the basement, so that water will easily flow towards it. A sump pit is often installed along with the pump, which helps to collect the water in the right place, while protecting the pump from clogging up with debris.

The sump pump can be installed at or below ground level, depending on what is suitable for your home, and what is preferable for you. Pumps beneath the ground are well concealed, but access for maintenance is more difficult, and the costs can be greater.

Once installed, the system is sealed airtight, and water will flow through the drainage, into the sump pit, and be taken out of your home by the sump pump.

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What are the Signs that you need a Sump Pump?

Sump pumps are a highly effective solutions in the case of floods, and can channel excessive water out of your home quickly. They are also useful for dealing with extra water flow from weeping tile in the case of very heavy rainfall.

If pools of water ever gather in your basement, then a sump pump installation would be highly beneficial for you. Those who really need a sump pump, will probably already know about it!

As well as being incredibly useful for dealing with extreme conditions, sump pumps can be integrated with weeping tile drainage systems in order to make them more effective, or can be added to other basement waterproofing solutions as a fail safe. We might suggest this to your basement suffers bad leaks of pools of water.

Advantages Of Sump Pump Installation

  • Reduce water and flood damage.

  • Highly effective way to manage water, and make sure you never have pools in your basement.

  • Immediate solution that is effective even in extreme conditions.

  • Can make a space you thought was impossible to manage livable again!

  • Cost effective solution that requires little work for great results.

Direct Waterproofing For Sump Pump Installation In Toronto

Direct Waterproofing provide astounding effective waterproofing and water management solutions in Ontario. Our sump pump installation comes with a 25 year warranty, and we use the highest grade of pump system and drainage to create an effective solution that relieves you from the stresses of flood and rain damage. You can get back to enjoying your home again!

Which Factors Influence Sump Pump Installation Cost?


    The material used to make the sump pump determines its quality. For instance, a plastic pump is lower in quality than a cast-iron one. The higher quality options come at higher prices, with the exact amounts ranging from approximately 77 to 640 CAD. The cheapest sump pump you can find in the current market is the HP non-submersible pump, while the most expensive is a ½ HP combo backup system. We can help you select the best one for your needs as we calculate the costs from the start.


    Sump pump installation involves underground placement, which is why the basement type matters.

    A dirt basement is easier to dig, making installation easier and faster. However, the depth of installation also influences the price, which ranges between 385 and 640 CAD approximately. A concrete floor is more expensive because breaking it is more challenging and requires special tools like a concrete saw or jackhammer. Additionally, filling the area around the basin with concrete is more cumbersome and time-consuming. If the floors are impossible or too difficult to break, we can dig the basement walls for the installation.


    Installing a new sump pump is costlier than replacing an old one. A new installation involves additional factors, such as electrical work and carpentry, that add to the overall cost. You might spend approximately $5125, but that amount can vary according to the exact amount of work and the supplies necessary for completing the job successfully.

    On the other hand, a replacement can cost roughly $192 because of the less labour involved.


    A well-functioning sump basin should be large, strong, and durable – made with heavy plastic and looking like a large trashcan. If you have one made with low-quality plastic, you will spend more on installation and maintenance. The same applies to a hole dug in the basement without the correct construction of the sump pump basin. Our installers will ensure it does not collapse or flex, meaning reinforcement may be necessary. The cost of sump basins varies – a small one costs approximately less than $32, and a big one goes for around $50. A heavy-duty basin costs more – just about 77 CAD.


    The condition of the current drainage system is also critical. If it requires extensive repairs, it will cost more. Some upgrades can cost up to $512, whereas digging a new one can be roughly $15370. Part of the installation involves digging around the system to remove the flooring and underneath dirt from the basement before adding the basin, drain tiles, and gravel around a 24-inch circumference. When done, we replace the flooring and add finishing touches. You can invest in a better drainage system that uses bigger pipes to eliminate more water.


    Horsepower determines the distance the water travels after redirection. A more powerful horsepower pumps water further than a weak one.

    The more horsepower you choose, the more money you will spend. 1 HP costs approximately between $256 and $320. You may need less, around a third horsepower, which may cost you no more than $385 and no less than $230. Do not choose less horsepower if you need to drain water further to avoid moisture-related issues.

What is the Cost of Sump Pump Installation Based on Pump’s Type?

The type of sump pump you choose determines how much you spend on keeping your basement dry. The most popular choices include pedestal sump pumps and submersible pumps. One of the factors to consider when choosing between the two is the powering option – think about how you will power them before investing in one. You can compare battery-powered, water-powered options and the primary sump pump options.

Submersible Sump Pump:
A submersible pump is one of the primary sump pump options that most homeowners use – it remains underwater. Most installations occur during house construction because the pump remains submerged under the basin, meaning it must be small enough to fit the pump basin. Its position makes it a safer option, especially for people with children that could interfere with the system out of curiosity. It is also a quitter option. The price typically ranges from $77 to $550 approximately.

PedestalSump Pump:
The main difference between the submersible sump pump and the pedestal option is placement during installation. The pedestal pump only has a base submerged in water, but the other parts remain on top of the basin. It functions much like a toilet’s tank flush. It automatically activates when water reaches a specific level in the basement. That makes it a more convenient solution for preventing flooding and subsequent issues that could arise from excess moisture penetrating the basement floors and walls.

Battery-Powered Sump Pump:
Battery-powered sump pumps rely on the battery as a power source. Most people use marine-type deep cycle batteries that have enough capacity to support the pump’s functionality and are very efficient. You can connect it to an app for more convenient monitoring. The high performance and reliability of the batteries make the pumps better than water-powered options. The cost ranges from $190 to $640 approximately.

Water-Powered Sump Pump:
Water-powered sumps rely on flowing water for power. The water creates a suction that redirects the excess moisture from the basement. You can use the local municipality’s water if the property uses its supply system.

Remember to check with your local building rules if such pumps are allowed. Some cities have started banning them because of the large volumes of water they consume that go to waste. If the pumps are allowed in your city, plan and budget for annual inspections by a licensed professional because that is mandatory. Despite the regulations, the pumps are relatively cheaper than the battery-powered options.

Cost of Sump Pump Replacement

Sump pump replacement cost varies according to your pump type. The submersible type typically costs more – over $1280, while the pedestal type costs roughly $770. The least you can spend on replacing either pump type is approximately $576.

One of the fundamental factors to consider during replacement is the pump type. It is always best to choose the same size and model as the previous one to avoid dealing with larger pipes that require more labour. Replacing the existing sump pump with a bigger one also means you’ll need to alter the power supply because the new version will use the higher voltage from the GFI outlet. Do not compromise on the capabilities – upgrade and improve the capabilities of the old pump.

Below are some tips to consider during sump pump replacement.

  • Invest in an alarm that alerts you when the water level rises for the sump pump to start working.
  • Buy a battery as a backup in case of a power outage.
  • Purchase a filter to keep out debris and prevent clogging.
  • Invest in two sump pumps for better drainage, especially if the basement has extensive water-related issues.

Seal the basin with a radon cover and install an exit gas pipe if radon is seeping into the house through the water.

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Sump Pump Systems

Water from heavy rain and floods can damage your basement, and cause many problems ranging from damp patches, to mold, to water pools. Keeping your basement free from these troubles is very important. Direct Waterproofing can install top grade sump pump systems which protect your home.

Why Are Sump Pump Systems Used?

Sump pump systems are mainly used in order to free your home from serious water damage. If a lot of water tends to find its way into your basement during floods or heavy rains, then a sump pump is a fast and reliable means of channeling the water safely out of your home, and away from your property. You don’t want to be bailing out your home by hand with a bucket!

For those who suffer from such flood damage, sump pumps systems are a necessity. They will protect your home. But they are also incredibly useful when installed as part of an interior waterproofing solution, to provide an extra boost to the water control. They are also becoming increasingly common as a precautionary measure.

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How Do Sump Pump Systems Work?

A highly effective and efficient solution, sump pumps systems can pump high volumes of water out of your home really quickly. It is fixed at the lowest point in your basement or crawl space. A sump pump is constructed, and the pump installed inside. Water collects in the pit, and the pump disposes of it, carrying it safely away.

Sump pumps are often combined with weeping tile drainage systems. This combination can make for a full interior water control method.

Why Choose Direct Waterproofing Sump Pump Systems?

Our sump pump systems are of a superior quality, and are professionally installed so that they offer the best protection against flooding in your basement. Here are some of the advantages of having Direct Waterproofing install your sump pump system:

  • Our sump pumps deliver a high quality performance, and are designed to deal with large volumes of water. They are also built to last.
  • The sump pump that we install are neat and tidy, and will sit well in any basement or crawl space. We can even install them below the ground for the ultimate discreet system.
  • We work with a number of different models, and can help you to choose the right one for your situation and budget. If you have a model in mind, just let us know and we will do our best to find and install it.
  • We can install high quality backup sump pump systems, including battery powered systems that will work in the case of a breakdown or power cut.
  • By combining sump pump systems with drainage and interior waterproofing, we can fully protect your basement from leaks and damp.
  • All of our sump pumps are professionally installed by our team of experts, and come with a 25 year warranty.
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