What is a Sump Pump?

One of the best options for homeowners and commercial properties operators to tackle the problem of a wet basement and water damage is by installing a sump pump.

A heavy duty sump pump installed in a sealed sump pit, positioned in a basement will send water out to a more acceptable location, like a sloped lawn or a municipal storm drain. This type of high efficiency sump pump or sealed sump pit is designed as a reservoir for excess groundwater and rainwater.

The workings are pretty simple: rather than keeping water out completely, an installed sump pump system controls how water gathers beneath your home, then pumps it out after it’s collected, while preventing moisture levels in the home to rise.

If you’ve explored other ways of keeping your basement dry such as: examining the grading around your home, injecting cracks and repairing any noticeable leaks or broken pipes and are still having trouble, it might be time to consider installing a sump pump system. Sump pump installed (3)        sump-pump

Keep in mind, sump pumps installation don’t prevent water from accumulating, but they can go a long way in controlling water in your basement.
Many homes already have sump pump and pits installed right into the basement floor but most of them are inadequate and cause as many problems as they solve.

If your home is not equipped with a sump pit, it may be time to contact a professional waterproofing contractor to assess your situation and have a sump pump installed.

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