The sump pump is equipment installed in the lowest part of a house, which is expected to eject water every time it occurs. It protects the structure of the house and all appliances connected with electricity or electronic devices like computer, television set etc. It keeps your basement or crawl space dry by discharging water into the yard, providing protection from flooding and wet basements/crawl spaces.
Basement flooding can cause significant damage to your home and family of a home owner. A sump pump is a necessary item to protect the house from water damages caused by high water level in the soil, or groundwater entering through cracks in walls, foundation etc.
Actual sump pump installation is only half the job, you also have to make sure that it works properly throughout the year. It is a piece of equipment that needs to be installed and maintained properly.
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.
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.
Step 1: Sample Location for the Pump - We begin by choosing a location for your sump pump. We look for the lowest part in your basement because that way, theres already a natural slope. Next we begin with the additional prep work steps required before placing the new liner in the hole. If you have an existing sump pump that is not up to the task of handling the new load, you will need to remove all debris from the old liner. If you live in an area that experiences heavy silt or other fine dirt particles, your pump may get clogged and failure could be imminent. We take all this into consideration when installing the sump pump.
Step 2: Make a Damp-proofing Wall - A damp proof wall is what you use to stop water penetration from coming through the wall. It is very common for the soil near your home to be saturated with groundwater or rainwater during wet seasons.
Step 3: Install drain tile around the foundation - The next step we perform is installing a perimeter drain system. This system collects all groundwater and rainwater that's running towards the exterior of your home's foundation wall and redirects it away. The main goal of a drain tile is to carry water away from your home and release its flow at a safe distance to avoid ponding, flooding or seepage inside the basement.
Step 4: Add Gravel Layer - When we have completely covered all other tasks, we start the next step of adding a layer of gravel around the outside perimeter of the hole. The gravel layer is about 4" thick and covers all underground piping and wiring that might be installed later.
Step 5: Starting from Sump Pit - Once all above tasks have been completed, it's time to start with the sump pump liner installation. In this process, we place the sump pump in the pit and secure it with bolts. Making sure that there is no gap between liner and hole, we fill it with sand or gravel to keep it stable.
Step 6: Complete the installation - To complete the installation job, we test your installed pump by adding water into the sump pit. If the pump removes the water perfectly, it means your work is done and you can cover the hole by installing a PVC lid on top of it.
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