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Sump Pump Installation

Full-Service Basement Sump Pump Systems in Windsor

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.

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Reliable Sump Pump Repair

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.

Windsor Sump Pump Installation Services

We specialize in all things foundation and basement waterproofing. For help with sump pump installation, contact Windsor Waterproofing today.

Steps to Installing a Sump Pump System in the Basement

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.


Is sump pump battery backup worth it?Power outages can occur after severe storms, causing the sump pump to fail. A battery backup will be worth the investment if you face these scenarios a few times a year, or even once a year. This will eliminate the cost of flood damage repairs, water removal, and other difficulties.

Are sump pump failures covered by insurance?Is your insurance policy going to cover sump pumps? Most insurance policies will respond to the damage caused by your sump pump failing under sewage backup coverage (optional endorsement), but not to the pump itself. Keeping this in mind, several programs are available that will cover the sump pump itself.

Are sump pumps required by code?Since 2017, sump pumps have been mandated by the Ontario Building Code, and they are now standard in all new residences (and necessary in many older ones). Sump pumps typically drain through a discharge pipe that directs water away from the foundation.

Can a sump pump freeze?A sump pump is typically positioned at the lowest part of a basement or crawlspace and is vulnerable to freezing when temperatures drop. When ice forms in the pump basin, water cannot flow freely and will eventually freeze completely.

Can a sump pump overheat?The majority of pumps will not burn out, however they may overheat. Thermal protection is integrated into almost all sump pump motors, although the submersible kind requires water to cool the motor. If the pump overheats, turn it off and wait for it to cool. The thermal relay will then be reset.

Can sump pumps get clogged?Yes they can. Over time, the pump's mechanical parts become clogged and unclean, especially if the sump is positioned directly against the bottom of a dirty sump pit, where silt often accumulates. The "float switch," which switches the pump on and off depending on the water level, might clog or jam.

Can a sump pump run continuously?Sump pumps can typically run constantly for six to twenty-four hours, depending on the amount of rain and the quality of your pump. The aftermath of heavy rains or flooding increases the demand on your sump pump to keep your home's low regions dry.

How do sump pumps work?Water is collected in pits beneath the structure. When the water level in the pit reaches a specific level, the sump pump activates and sucks the water out of the pit and away from the home's foundation. The frequency with which your sump pump operates is determined by the amount of moisture present.

What sump pump do I need?A 1/3 HP sump pump should be enough for most typical-sized homes in areas with ordinary water tables. If they have one 90-degree elbow and a horizontal pipe length of 3 to 25 feet, 1/3 HP pumps can typically manage 7' – 10' vertical lifts from the sump pit.

What happens when a sump pump fails?Without a running sump pump, surplus water from a major storm will begin to accumulate at your home's lowest point. It could be the foundation, crawlspace, or basement. Water will begin to bend wood, create rot, and contribute to mold growth wherever it settles.

Where does sump pump water go?Water from the sump pit is then pumped out and discharged through a wall pipe to an exterior location far enough away from the foundation wall to prevent the discharged water from entering your foundation drain. The water is subsequently absorbed naturally by the ground.

Why does the sump pump make noise?One of the most common causes of a noisy pumping system is the sump pump system not being installed within the sump pit. If the system is not properly installed beneath the earth, the noise will most likely echo throughout your basement.

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