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Required Tools for this Project

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

    • Tape measure
    • Bucket
    • Cold chisel
    • Chalk line
    • Extension cord
    • Dust mask
    • Hacksaw
    • Hammer drill
    • Knockdown knife
    • Knee pads
    • Jigsaw
    • Wheelbarrow
    • Reciprocating saw
    • Safety glasses
    • Spade
    • Shop vacuum
    • Trowel

You'll also need a hand float, hand trowel, jackhammer, masonry drill bits, shovel and a window fan.

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • 4-in.-diameter Schedule 10 perforated pipe
    • 30- to 36-inch-deep sump pump basin
    • Concrete mix
    • Duct tape
    • Irrigation hose
    • Irrigation pipe
    • Masking tape
    • River rock
    • Sheet plastic
    • Sump pump

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