The sump pump is a machine that's installed in a house's basement to remove water should it ever occur. It keeps the structural integrity of the home and all electronic equipment connected to it from harm. It prevents your basement or crawl space from flooding and having a wet basement. Sump pumps are located at the lowest point in your basement because of the already natural slope.
Basement flooding can have a significant effect on your property and family, both financially and emotionally. A sump pump is required to keep the house from water damages caused by high soil water levels or ground water entering via foundation, walls, or other pathways. Installing a sump pump is only half the battle; you must also ensure that it works each year. It's a piece of equipment that needs to be installed and maintained correctly.
Our experts are well-trained and certified, so you can be sure that you're receiving high-quality service. If you have a new sump pump but it has been damaged or isn't operating correctly, then we do sump pump repair too. We can assess the situation and repair it quickly yet efficiently.
Sump pumps are a very effective waterproofing solution for your basement. They help to keep your basement dry by disposing water away from your home and foundation. Our waterproofing contractors are trained professionals at installing and repairing sump pumps.
For help with your sump pump, contact us today. We can do a free estimate on the repairing costs and answer any other questions you might have.
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Step 1: Sump Pump Location - We start by choosing a location for your sump pump. Because basements have an already existing slope, we search for the lowest point first. After that, we begin with the time-consuming preparation work required to install the new liner in the hole. If a new load is too much for your old sump pump to handle, you must clean out all debris from the old liner. If you live in an area that regularly sees heavy soil or other fine dirt particles, your sump pump may clog and fail. We consider all of this when installing the sump pump.
Step 2: Making a Damp Proofing Wall - To prevent water from seeping into your foundation walls, a damp proof wall is installed. Soil near your home is frequently saturated with groundwater or rainwater during the rainy season. The increased moisture around your basement causes an increase risk of water entering. As a result, a damp proofing wall is installed.
Step 3: Install Drain Tile around the Foundation - The next stage is to install a perimeter drain system. This method collects all runoff and rainwater that runs toward the exterior of your home's foundation wall and directs it away. Drain tile is used to carry water away from your house and release it at a safe distance in order to avoid ponding, flooding, or seepage inside the basement.
Step 4: Add a Gravel Layer - When we've completed all of the preceding procedures, we'll begin the process of forming a gravel ring around the outside edge of the hole. The gravel layer is 4 inches deep and conceals any future underground pipes and wiring that may be put into place.
Step 5: Installation of the Sump Pump Liner - After completing all of the preceding steps, it's time to install the sump pump liner. We fasten the sump pump in place with bolts. We then fill the gap between the liner and hole with sand or gravel to keep it from shifting.
Step 6: Complete the Installation - To finish the job, we test the pump to ensure it's operating properly by filling the sump pit with water. If your pump removes the water flawlessly, that means you've completed your installation and can simply cover the hole with a PVC lid.
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