Basement flooding is most often caused by water build up in the soil that makes its way into your basement. A sump pump is a last defense against flooding because it pumps out water from the lowest section of the basement before the water level reaches the basement floor level.
As groundwater level rises it is diverted into the sump hole. When the water reaches what is called ‘the critical level’, the sump pump begins to pump it out through a pipe that leads outside and away from your foundation. A sump pump is an electrical pump installed in a home’s basement to pump water either outside or into the home’s drainage pipe system. They usually work in combination with a sump well or sealed sump crock pit which collects the water before discharging it to a chosen location. It is critical that the sump pump always work to avoid flooding and overflowing the sump pit. Many pumps come with a backup power supply that will pump out the house for several hours in case the primary power system fails.
An important consideration in installing only a sump well or pit and sump pump, without any perimeter drainage, in your crawl space or basement is whether you can live with any water on the floor. You will have to push excess water into the sump pump well when necessary without a drainage system and all items, especially electrical appliances, should be up off the floor on blocks and out of harm’s way.
24hr Basement Water Damage Repair professionals evaluate the amount of water you generally get in the basement when it rains, overall length and height of the discharge line, and optimum discharge location(s) so water will not run back against the foundation. These factors and whether the pump will be used with a perimeter drainage system will determine the proper type and size of the sump pump for your home’s protection.
24hr Basement Water Damage Repair provides and installs a full line of variable HP sump pumps from manufacturers like Storm Pro, Wayne and Zoeller. Our experienced consultants work with you and your budget to recommend and design a water pumping system that will provide you with peace of mind and years of service. All pumps installed by 24hr Basement Water Damage Repair carry either a five-year or lifetime warranty from the original date of installation. 24hr Basement Water Damage Repair will replace your pump with a brand new pump if anything goes wrong with the original installed pump within your warranty period. We also provide and install battery back-up systems in case you lose power when you are away from home.