The required tools needed to install a sump pump basin include a jackhammer or concrete saw, a wooden float, a trowel, screwdrivers and pliers. PVC pipe, PVC pipe glue and electrical tape are also required to complete the installation.
The jackhammer, concrete saw, float and trowel are only necessary when installing a sump pump basin in an area covered by concrete, and homeowners can choose between using a jackhammer or concrete saw to remove the existing concrete. If the installation area is dirt, use a shovel to excavate a pit. Use electrical tape and screwdrivers to secure and adjust the components of the sump pump basin. Use PVC pipe and pipe glue to route accumulated water out of the basin.