Sump Pump Installation in MO & IL, including St. Louis, St. Charles & Springfield.
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Sump Pump Installation In Greater Saint Louis

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 Woods Basement Systems, Inc., 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 Illinois & Missouri, including St. Louis, Springfield, St. Charles and other nearby areas, call or e-mail us today!

Placing a sump pit in a Fenton 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 St. Louis

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 St. Charles 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 O'Fallon 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 Granite City 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, Woods Basement Systems, Inc. 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 Urbana

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.

Woods Basement Systems, Inc. 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 Illinois & Missouri service area.

Woods Basement Systems, Inc. services Greater Saint Louis including Champaign, Decatur, Chesterfield, St Peters, Florissant, O'Fallon, Belleville, and surrounding areas. Call or contact us online today to get started!

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Our Illinois & Missouri Service Area
Cities in Alexander County, IL
Cairo
Mc Clure
Miller City
Olive Branch
Tamms
Thebes

Cities in Bond County, IL
Greenville
Mulberry Grove
Pierron
Pocahontas
Smithboro
Sorento

Cities in Calhoun County, IL
Batchtown
Brussels
Golden Eagle
Hamburg
Hardin
Kampsville
Michael
Mozier

Cities in Cass County, IL
Arenzville
Ashland
Beardstown
Bluff Springs
Chandlerville
Virginia

Cities in Champaign County, IL
Bondville
Broadlands
Champaign
Dewey
Fisher
Foosland
Gifford
Homer
Ivesdale
Longview
Ludlow
Mahomet
Ogden
Penfield
Pesotum
Philo
Rantoul
Royal
Sadorus
Saint Joseph
Savoy
Seymour
Sidney
Thomasboro
Tolono
Urbana

Cities in Christian County, IL
Assumption
Bulpitt
Edinburg
Kincaid
Morrisonville
Mount Auburn
Moweaqua
Owaneco
Palmer
Pana
Rosamond
Stonington
Taylorville
Tovey

Cities in Clark County, IL
Casey
Dennison
Marshall
Martinsville
West Union
Westfield

Cities in Clay County, IL
Clay City
Flora
Ingraham
Louisville
Sailor Springs
Xenia

Cities in Clinton County, IL
Albers
Aviston
Bartelso
Beckemeyer
Breese
Carlyle
Germantown
Hoffman
Huey
Keyesport
New Baden
New Memphis
Trenton
Clinton County

Cities in Coles County, IL
Ashmore
Charleston
Humboldt
Lerna
Mattoon
Oakland
Trilla

Cities in Crawford County, IL
Annapolis
Flat Rock
Hutsonville
Oblong
Palestine
Robinson
Stoy
West York

Cities in Cumberland County, IL
Greenup
Janesville
Jewett
Neoga
Toledo

Cities in Dewitt County, IL
Clinton
Dewitt
Farmer City
Kenney
Wapella
Waynesville
Weldon

Cities in Douglas County, IL
Arcola
Arthur
Atwood
Camargo
Hindsboro
Murdock
Newman
Tuscola
Villa Grove

Cities in Edgar County, IL
Brocton
Chrisman
Hume
Kansas
Metcalf
Paris
Redmon
Vermilion

Cities in Edwards County, IL
Albion
Bone Gap
Browns
Ellery
West Salem

Cities in Effingham County, IL
Altamont
Beecher City
Dieterich
Edgewood
Effingham
Mason
Montrose
Shumway
Teutopolis
Watson

Cities in Fayette County, IL
Bingham
Brownstown
Farina
Hagarstown
Ramsey
Saint Elmo
Saint Peter
Shobonier
Vandalia

Cities in Franklin County, IL
Benton
Buckner
Christopher
Coello
Ewing
Frankfort Heights
Logan
Mulkeytown
Orient
Royalton
Sesser
Thompsonville
Valier
West Frankfort
Whittington
Zeigler

Cities in Gallatin County, IL
Equality
Junction
New Haven
Omaha
Ridgway
Shawneetown

Cities in Greene County, IL
Carrollton
Eldred
Greenfield
Hillview
Kane
Patterson
Rockbridge
Roodhouse
White Hall
Wrights

Cities in Hamilton County, IL
Broughton
Dahlgren
Dale
Macedonia
Mc Leansboro

Cities in Hardin County, IL
Cave In Rock
Elizabethtown
Karbers Ridge
Rosiclare

Cities in Jackson County, IL
Ava
Campbell Hill
Carbondale
De Soto
Dowell
Elkville
Gorham
Grand Tower
Jacob
Makanda
Murphysboro
Oraville
Pomona
Vergennes

Cities in Jasper County, IL
Hidalgo
Newton
Sainte Marie
West Liberty
Wheeler
Willow Hill
Yale

Cities in Jefferson County, IL
Belle Rive
Bluford
Bonnie
Dix
Ina
Mount Vernon
Nason
Opdyke
Scheller
Texico
Waltonville
Woodlawn

Cities in Jersey County, IL
Dow
Elsah
Fidelity
Fieldon
Grafton
Jerseyville
Medora

Cities in Johnson County, IL
Belknap
Boles
Buncombe
Cypress
Goreville
Grantsburg
New Burnside
Ozark
Simpson
Vienna

Cities in Lawrence County, IL
Bridgeport
Lawrenceville
Saint Francisville
Sumner

Cities in Logan County, IL
Atlanta
Beason
Chestnut
Cornland
Elkhart
Emden
Hartsburg
Lake Fork
Latham
Lawndale
Lincoln
Middletown
Mount Pulaski
New Holland

Cities in Macon County, IL
Argenta
Blue Mound
Boody
Decatur
Elwin
Forsyth
Harristown
Macon
Maroa
Mt Zion
Niantic
Oreana
Warrensburg

Cities in Macoupin County, IL
Benld
Brighton
Bunker Hill
Carlinville
Chesterfield
Eagarville
Gillespie
Girard
Hettick
Modesto
Mount Olive
Nilwood
Palmyra
Piasa
Sawyerville
Scottville
Shipman
Staunton
Virden
Wilsonville

Cities in Madison County, IL
Alhambra
Alton
Bethalto
Collinsville
Cottage Hills
Dorsey
East Alton
Edwardsville
Glen Carbon
Godfrey
Granite City
Hamel
Hartford
Highland
Livingston
Madison
Marine
Maryville
Moro
New Douglas
Roxana
Saint Jacob
South Roxana
Troy
Venice
Wood River
Worden

Cities in Marion County, IL
Alma
Centralia
Iuka
Kell
Kinmundy
Odin
Patoka
Salem
Sandoval
Vernon
Walnut Hill

Cities in Massac County, IL
Brookport
Joppa
Metropolis

Cities in Menard County, IL
Athens
Greenview
Oakford
Petersburg
Tallula

Cities in Monroe County, IL
Columbia
Fults
Hecker
Maeystown
Renault
Valmeyer
Waterloo

Cities in Montgomery County, IL
Butler
Coffeen
Donnellson
Farmersville
Fillmore
Harvel
Hillsboro
Irving
Litchfield
Nokomis
Ohlman
Panama
Raymond
Taylor Springs
Waggoner
Walshville
Witt

Cities in Morgan County, IL
Alexander
Chapin
Concord
Franklin
Jacksonville
Literberry
Meredosia
Murrayville
Waverly
Woodson

Cities in Moultrie County, IL
Bethany
Dalton City
Gays
Lovington
Sullivan

Cities in Perry County, IL
Cutler
Du Quoin
Pinckneyville
Tamaroa
Willisville

Cities in Piatt County, IL
Bement
Cerro Gordo
Cisco
De Land
Hammond
La Place
Mansfield
Milmine
Monticello
White Heath

Cities in Pike County, IL
Barry
Baylis
Chambersburg
Griggsville

Cities in Pope County, IL
Eddyville
Golconda
Herod

Cities in Pulaski County, IL
Grand Chain
Karnak
Mound City
Mounds
Olmsted
Perks
Pulaski
Ullin
Villa Ridge

Cities in Randolph County, IL
Baldwin
Chester
Coulterville
Ellis Grove
Evansville
Menard
Modoc
Percy
Prairie Du Rocher
Red Bud
Rockwood
Sparta
Steeleville
Tilden
Walsh

Cities in Richland County, IL
Calhoun
Claremont
Dundas
Noble
Olney
Parkersburg

Cities in Saint Clair County, IL
Belleville
Caseyville
Dupo
East Carondelet
East Saint Louis
Fairview Heights
Freeburg
Lebanon
Lenzburg
Lovejoy
Marissa
Mascoutah
Millstadt
National Stock Yards
New Athens
O Fallon
Saint Libory
Scott Air Force Base
Smithton
Summerfield

Cities in Saline County, IL
Carrier Mills
Eldorado
Galatia
Harrisburg
Muddy
Raleigh
Stonefort

Cities in Sangamon County, IL
Auburn
Buffalo
Cantrall
Chatham
Dawson
Divernon
Glenarm
Illiopolis
Loami
Lowder
Mechanicsburg
New Berlin
Pawnee
Pleasant Plains
Riverton
Rochester
Sherman
Springfield
Thayer
Williamsville

Cities in Scott County, IL
Alsey
Bluffs
Manchester
Winchester

Cities in Shelby County, IL
Cowden
Findlay
Herrick
Lakewood
Mode
Oconee
Shelbyville
Sigel
Stewardson
Strasburg
Tower Hill
Windsor

Cities in Stark County, IL
Bradford
Castleton
La Fayette
Speer

Cities in Union County, IL
Alto Pass
Anna
Cobden
Dongola
Jonesboro
Millcreek
Wolf Lake

Cities in Vermilion County, IL
Allerton
Alvin
Armstrong
Bismarck
Catlin
Collison
Danville
Fairmount
Fithian
Georgetown
Henning
Hoopeston
Indianola
Muncie
Oakwood
Potomac
Rankin
Ridge Farm
Rossville
Sidell
Tilton
Westville

Cities in Wabash County, IL
Allendale
Bellmont
Keensburg
Lancaster
Mount Carmel

Cities in Washington County, IL
Addieville
Ashley
Du Bois
Hoyleton
Irvington
Nashville
Oakdale
Okawville
Radom
Richview

Cities in Wayne County, IL
Barnhill
Cisne
Fairfield
Geff
Golden Gate
Johnsonville
Keenes
Mount Erie
Rinard
Sims
Wayne City

Cities in White County, IL
Burnt Prairie
Carmi
Crossville
Emma
Enfield
Grayville
Maunie
Mill Shoals
Norris City
Springerton

Cities in Williamson County, IL
Cambria
Carterville
Colp
Creal Springs
Energy
Freeman Spur
Herrin
Hurst
Johnston City
Marion
Pittsburg

Cities in Bollinger County, MO
Gipsy
Glenallen
Leopold
Marble Hill
Patton
Sedgewickville
Sturdivant
Zalma

Cities in Butler County, MO
Broseley
Fagus
Fisk
Harviell
Neelyville
Poplar Bluff
Qulin
Rombauer

Cities in Cape Girardeau County, MO
Altenburg
Burfordville
Cape Girardeau
Daisy
Delta
Friedheim
Jackson
Millersville
Oak Ridge
Old Appleton
Whitewater

Cities in Crawford County, MO
Bourbon
Cook Sta
Cuba
Leasburg
Steelville
Wesco

Cities in Dunklin County, MO
Arbyrd
Campbell
Cardwell
Clarkton
Gibson
Holcomb
Hornersville
Kennett
Malden
Rives
Senath
Whiteoak

Cities in Franklin County, MO
Catawissa
Grubville
Lonedell
Luebbering
Pacific
Robertsville
Saint Clair
Sullivan

Cities in Iron County, MO
Annapolis
Arcadia
Belleview
Bixby
Des Arc
Ironton
Middle Brook
Viburnum
Vulcan

Cities in Jefferson County, MO
Arnold
Barnhart
Cedar Hill
Crystal City
De Soto
Dittmer
Festus
Fletcher
Herculaneum
High Ridge
Hillsboro
House Springs
Imperial
Pevely

Cities in Lincoln County, MO
Elsberry
Foley
Hawk Point
Moscow Mills
Old Monroe
Olney
Silex
Troy
Truxton
Winfield

Cities in Madison County, MO
Fredericktown
Marquand

Cities in Mississippi County, MO
Bertrand
Charleston
East Prairie

Cities in New Madrid County, MO
Morehouse

Cities in Pemiscot County, MO
Bragg City
Braggadocio
Caruthersville
Cooter

Cities in Perry County, MO
Frohna
Perryville
Uniontown

Cities in Phelps County, MO
Beulah
Duke
Edgar Springs
Jerome

Cities in Pike County, MO
Annada
Ashburn
Bowling Green
Clarksville
Eolia
Frankford
Louisiana

Cities in Saint Charles County, MO
Augusta
Defiance
Foristell
Lake Saint Louis
O Fallon
Portage Des Sioux
Saint Charles
Saint Peters
Wentzville
West Alton

Cities in Saint Francois County, MO
Bismarck
Blackwell
Bonne Terre
Doe Run
Farmington
French Village
Leadwood
Park Hills
Valles Mines

Cities in Saint Louis County, MO
Ballwin
Bridgeton
Chesterfield
Earth City
Eureka
Fenton
Florissant
Glencoe
Grover
Hazelwood
Maryland Heights
Saint Ann
Saint Louis
Valley Park
Affton
Allenton
Berkeley
Black Jack
Brentwood
Clayton
Crestwood
Creve Coeur
Des Peres
Ellisville
Ferguson
Frontenac
Jennings
Kinloch
Kirkwood
Ladue
Manchester
Maplewood
Normandy
North County
Oakville
Olivette
Overland
Richmond Heights
Rock Hill
Saint John
Sappington
Shrewsbury
Sunset Hills
Town And Country
University City
Warson Woods
Webster Groves
West County
Wildwood
Winchester
Woodson Terrace

Cities in Saint Louis City County, MO
Saint Louis

Cities in Sainte Genevieve County, MO
Bloomsdale
Saint Mary
Sainte Genevieve

Cities in Scott County, MO
Benton
Chaffee
Oran
Scott City
Sikeston

Cities in Stoddard County, MO
Advance
Bell City
Bloomfield
Puxico

Cities in Warren County, MO
Marthasville
Warrenton
Wright City

Cities in Washington County, MO
Belgrade
Cadet
Caledonia
Irondale
Mineral Point
Potosi
Richwoods

Cities in Wayne County, MO
Clubb
Greenville
Lodi
Lowndes
Mc Gee
Mill Spring
Patterson
Piedmont
Shook
Silva
Wappapello
Williamsville

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