The sump pump is a machine that's put in the basement of a home to remove water if it should ever occur. It protects the house's structural integrity and all electric or electronic equipment connected to it, such as computers, televisions, etc. By releasing water into the yard, it protects your basement or crawl space from flooding and wet basements. Sump pumps are located at the lowest point in your basement because of the already natural slope.
Basement flooding can have a major impact on your home and family as it can cause expensive damage. A sump pump is required to keep the house from water damages caused by high soil water levels or ground water entering via wall, foundation, and other means.
Installing a sump pump is only half the battle; you must also make sure it functions throughout the year. It's a piece of equipment that needs to be installed and maintained correctly.
Contact us now for your sump pump installation. Our technicians are trained and certified so you can rest assured you are getting the best quality work. If you have a new sump pump but it's been damaged or it isn't working properly, then we also perform sump pump repair. We can diagnose the problem and fix it with in no time.
Installing a sump pump in your home is great for many reasons. They reduce the chances of mold and mildew growth in your basement, especially after a flood or other emergency. Sump pumps reduce the humidity levels in your downstairs areas and create good indoor air quality. They can also increase the property value of your home and are attractive for potential home buyers.
We specialize in all things waterproofing. For help with a leaky basement, contact Sault Waterproofing today.
Step 1: Sump Pump Location - We begin by selecting a location for your sump pump. Because there is already a natural slope in the basement, we look for the lowest point first. After that, we get started with the complex prep work needed before putting in 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 - A damp proof wall is used to prevent water from entering your foundation walls. During the rainy season, soil near your property is frequently saturated with groundwater or rainwater. The added moisture around your foundation walls raises the risk of water entering your basement. That's why 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 its flow 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 other steps, we'll begin the next stage of adding a gravel ring around the outside edge of the hole. The gravel layer is about 4" thick and covers any future underground pipes and wiring that may be installed.
Step 5: Installation of the Sump Pump Liner - After all of the preceding steps have been completed, it's time to install the sump pump liner. We install the sump pump in the pit and secure it with bolts. To maintain stability, we fill the void between the liner and the hole with sand or gravel.
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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