The sump pump is arguably the most important single piece of equipment in any basement or crawl space waterproofing system. While all of the other parts are responsible for the collection and diversion of the captured water, the sump pump is where it finally is removed from the area. It is important that you have a pump that is designed to work under the toughest of conditions and can potentially need to work for extended periods of time depending on how bad the water problem is. When we design an interior waterproofing system or a crawl space encapsulation system, we will carefully select the best size and capacity sump pump for the specific project and estimated flow requirements. This is done so we can be sure the sump pump will always be up to the task.
Sump Pump Replacement
If you already have a waterproofing system in place, as long as it is maintained it should last the lifetime of the home. Generally, the only thing we would need to replace or upgrade would be the sump pump. We can provide you with an upgraded or replacement sump pump for your existing basement or crawl space waterproofing system. This will help ensure your system is working for more years to come and preventing water from damaging your home or building.
Types of Sump Pumps
There are many different types, styles, and configurations of sump pumps designed for a number of applications and situations. All systems will have at the very least one primary sump pump. This will be the main pump that is removing the water from the sump pit. Some systems also have multiple pump setups that include a secondary pump that will activate if the primary pump fails or you need more power. There are also battery backup pumps that are designed to work even when the power goes out.
Battery Backup Pumps
A popular choice for many homeowners is to have a battery backup sump pump installed in addition to the primary pump. This backup pump will activate when the power to the primary pump is removed. This can happen during storms where power outages occur and this is definitely not a time when you want the sump pump to stop working. Once the power has been restored, the primary pump will return to use and the backup will turn off and begin charging again in preparation for the next power outage.
PumpSpy - Monitor Your Sump Pump
Our team at Foundation Specialist is now proud to offer home and business owners peace of mind with their sump pump installations. The PumpSpy system is a smart outlet designed for use with any main sump pump system, that allows you to monitor the usage of your sump pump from anywhere in the world. Paired along side of the app the PumpSpy outlet tracks whether or not your sump pump is functioning properly and can alert you if it stops working. In addition to this because of the free monitoring service you can know when your sump pump starts up, even if your not home. Helping you keep better track of the health of your home. Ask our staff about the PumpSpy system and its benefits during any sump pump installation.
If you are in need of a new or replacement sump pump, do not hesitate to contact us and have one of our experts come out and provide you with a free inspection of your existing pump. Please take a moment to fill out our contact form below or give us a call today. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you with your water control solution.