Drying a Wet Basement

You may need an interior drain and sump pump to solve the problem

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Bucket
  • Dust mask
  • Hammer
  • Hammer drill
  • Level
  • Safety glasses
  • Shop vacuum
  • Spade
  • Trowel
  • Utility knife
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Wrecking bar

You'll also need a jackhammer and leather gloves.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 6 mil poly
  • Floor edging
  • Drain tile
  • Sump basket
  • Sump pump
  • Crushed stone
  • Concrete