A sump pump is used to remove water that has accumulated in a sump basin, normally found in the basement of homes. Sump pumps are used where basement flooding happens regularly and to remedy dampness where the water table is above the foundation of a home. These pumps drive water away from a house to any area where it is no longer problematic, such as a municipal storm drain or a dry well.
Some would use jackhammers and chisel to create the holes needed but installing a sump pump should not be cumbersome especially if you have a diamond core bit handy. There are different types of core bits that you can use depending on the type of concrete that you’re dealing with. Some would use it for drilling concrete, blocks, bricks, tiles, granite, marble, porcelain, stone, and other hard aggregate materials.
After drilling your first hole for the sump pump, you would need to create a hole for your sump pump plumbing that will go through your siding and your rim joist.
Position the pump in the liner and then connect the final piece of pipe, and plug your pump in. Sometimes it would require you to drill several holes in the liner to allow water to get in to be pumped out. With the help of your core bits, this step would be a lot easier. You can use the tile core bit, stone core bit or the concrete core bit depending on the floor that you’re drilling. The diameter of the drilled holes must be smaller than the size of the gravel used so that no gravel can enter the sump liner.
As they usually say, a perfect circle does not depend on luck or by chance. You have to be precise that’s why you need tools such as these diamond core bits. The diameter of the drilled holes must be smaller than the size of the gravel used so that no gravel can enter the sump liner.