Sump Pump Installation

Sump Pump Installation A sump pump is an electric powered pump that drains water from a pit with a depth of up to several feet below the floor of the basement. No matter what extraordinary measures you take to try to waterproof the basement floors and walls with sealants, your home will be susceptible to water if the water table reaches higher than the floor of the basement. The pumped water from the sump pit may be pumped into the existing drainage system in your house, or it may be pumped to a location outside your house.

As stated above, sump pumps usually pump water out of a sump pit. The sump pit is usually located in the basement of the house, which allows water to collect into it. If part or all of the basement extends below the water table level, water will collect into the hold of the sump pit. The idea of the sump system is that the sump pump will pump out enough water to keep the water table at a low enough level that water won't be able to enter your basement through the floor and walls of your basement.

Sump pumps are more likely to be found in places where flooding is common, though they be valuable in any home where you want to take precaution against a future water problem. Heavy rains and even water main breaks can saturate the ground around your property, raising the water table and creating a potentially sudden water problem. The extra water penetrating the ground from above can raise the water table suddenly, and water can find its way into your basement. Even an inch or two across the entire foundation can cause a lot of damage, especially if you have things like furniture and carpeting that can fester with mold if they get wet. If your basement is vulnerable to a water problems, than you may want to protect your home investment with a sump pump system.

You will want a sump pump system that is very reliable, and won't fail you when you need it the most. Depending on how safe you want to be, and the budget you have available, you may have a system that will continue to work ever if the power goes out, and a backup pump that kicks into gear if the first pump fails. Some sump pumps are very powerful indeed, and can handle very large volumes of water in the even of severe storms. For example, the Zoeller M267 - 1/2 HP Cast Iron Sewage Pump w/ Vertical Float Switch (2") is capable of pumping out over 6000+ gallons of water per hour. The Zoeller M267 is build with many stainless steel and anti-corrosive components to give this system a long life of productive functioning before it will need to be eventually replaced.

As stated above, it is critically for your sump pump to be operational 24/7, no matter what the conditions are inside or outside of your house. You don't want this system to fail you when you need it the most, because of a lack of power. So a backup power supply system can be integrated into systems to power the primary sump and/or backup pump in the event of a power outage in your home. Examples of backup power supply systems include the StormPro Battery Backup Sump Pump System (2100 GPH @ 10') with Battery.