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Definition

A mechanical device used to remove water from wet areas such as basements and crawlspaces in order to help prevent flooding.

Things you need to know

Pedestal sump pumps last longer and are less expensive than submersible pumps. Submersible pumps are quieter and able to process greater quantities of water. In terms of materials, plastic pumps are less expensive than cast iron pumps. However, they crack easier and are best used in small basements that have a minor risk of flooding.

Cost Considerations

The average cost of installing a new sump pump is $550 to $1100.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.