With the absence of a sewer tie-in, your sump system is the “heart” of your foundation drainage system. It is imperative that the sump system installed be able to work under full capacity all of the time. There is no room for error when it comes to sump pump and sump pit installations. You can trust us here at Abarent – we install the highest quality sump pit enclosures and sump pumps to drain weeping tile and control underslab water issues.

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A sump pump is a device used to remove water that has accumulated in a sump pit. The sump pit acts as a catch basin that weeping tile drains into. The pump is activated when the water level in the pit rises to a certain point then a float activates a switch, and it pumps the water out and away from the house, usually through a pipe that leads to a drainage system or a nearby storm drain. Sump pumps are important for preventing water damage and mold growth in areas that are prone to flooding or excessive moisture along with draining off the exterior or interior weeping tile.


  • Backup power source: If you live in an area that experiences power outages, a backup power source such as a battery backup system can ensure that your sump pump continues to operate during an outage.
  • Pump capacity: The capacity of the pump refers to how much water it can move in a given time period. The size of the pump should be chosen based on the amount of water expected to accumulate in the pit.
  • Pump switch: The pump switch controls when the sump pump turns on and off. Options include a float switch that is triggered by the water level, or a pressure switch that is triggered by water pressure.
  • Discharge location: The water that is pumped out of the sump pit must be discharged somewhere. Options include a discharge pipe that leads to a drainage system, a storm drain, or a dry well.
  • Alarm system: An alarm system can be installed to alert you when the sump pump is not working properly or when the water level in the pit is too high.


The cost of a sump pump system installation can vary widely depending on factors such as the type and quality of the pump, the size and complexity of the sump pit, and the location and accessibility of the installation site. On average, a basic sump pump installation can cost between $2,000 and $3,000, including the cost of the pump, materials, labor, and any necessary permits. However, more advanced systems or those that require extensive excavation or electrical work can cost significantly more. Get a detailed quote from Abarent to get an accurate cost estimate for your specific project.


  • Do I need a sump pump? In some cases, foundation walls can be repaired using methods such as underpinning,wall stabilization, reinforcement or remedial patching and waterproofing. However, if the damage is severe or the wall is severely compromised, replacement may be the only option.
  • Can I install a sump pump myself? It is possible to install a sump pump yourself, but it is recommended that you hire an experienced, licensed and insured company to ensure that the installation is done correctly and safely.
  • What type of sump pump should I choose? There are different types of sump pumps available, including pedestal and submersible pumps. A professional can recommend the type of pump that is best suited for your specific needs and budget.
  • How often should I have my sump pump serviced? It is recommended that you have your sump pump inspected and serviced annually to ensure that it is functioning properly and to catch any issues before they become major problems.


If you need experienced professionals to help with your sump pump, contact Abarent Construction’s Edmonton office.

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