If you choose to have a professional install a sump pump for you, keep in mind that the quality of equipment, ease of access, and local rates will influence the overall cost.
Typical Costs for an Average Sump Pump
- Low-End Estimate: $100
- High-End Estimate: $1,200
- Pedestal Sump Pumps ($30 - $1,000)
A pedestal sump pump is an upright electric sump pump whose motor is located above the pump as it is not meant to get wet.
It has a float-activated switch that turns the pump on when the water reaches a certain level. It's ideal for basements needing frequent water drainage.
They are usually the least expensive but tend to be noisier than the submersibles.
- Submersible Sump Pumps ($50 - $1,500)
A submersible sump pump is installed in ground and specifically designed to function underwater.
It has the same float-activated switch as the pedestal.
Submersibles are more expensive, but boast a longer life than the pedestal type.
Their sealed, oil-cooled motors are protected from moisture and dust, making them quieter.
- Water-Powered Sump Pumps ($130 - $460)
A water-powered sump pump runs off the water pressure from your home plumbing system.
It has the same float-activated switch as the electric sump pump types, and handles water at a comparable rate.
Since the water-powered pump requires no electricity to operate, it is often installed alongside an electric sump and used as a back up system during a power failure.
- Floor Suckers ($60 - $125)
Floor suckers are used mostly in basements, cellars or crawl spaces which do not have an actual sump pit.
They remove water to within a 1/8" of the floor.
They're available in various flow rates, under manual or automatic operation.
Some floor suckers are electronically controlled.
Additional Costs for Sump Pump Installation (Professional Services)
- Typical Installation
Low-End Estimate: $2,000
High-End Estimate: $6,000
This cost references the overall cost for the sump pump, basin, and drainage installation.
Systems with multiple sump pumps can cost significantly more.
- Sump Pump and Basin Installation Only
Low-End Estimate: $250
High-End Estimate: $600
- Installing a Backup Emergency Pump
Low-End Estimate: $150
High-End Estimate: $300
A backup pump operates during a power outage or if the primary sump pump fails.
- Installing Baseboard-Style Drains
Low-End Estimate: $2,000
High-End Estimate: $2,600
What to Expect from Sump Pump Professional Installers
- The professional installer will determine if any pipes or other obstructions are underground where the sump pump and pit should be installed.
- The professional installer will use a jackhammer to break through the concrete floor wall.
- The sump basin goes into the hole.
- The sump pump is installed, including all related drainage pipes and electrical connections.
- Find a recommended waterproofing pro on Kudzu.