The Benefits of Installing a Sump Pit

The Benefits of Installing a Sump Pit

A sump pit and pump combination can save your home from a being a flooded tragedy. It can also help those who already have a wet basement remedy the situation and re-mediate things like mold and mildew. Not only will a sump pit and pump relieve your basement from water problems, it will help you by giving you peace of mind that you might not have had for a long time.

Why do I need a sump pit?

While in most homes, basement moisture is simply par for the course, a sump pit helps stop the water that is already present, providing it a place to evacuate and escape. A good way to look at it is to think about how you are treating the symptoms of things like cracks, foundation issues, and hydro static pressure. In the end, it’s an inexpensive and effective way to solve basement water problems.

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What does the installation involve?

A professional will come to your home and inspect your basement. From there they will assess where a sump pit would benefit your home the most. After finding the lowest spot in the floor, a pit large enough to accommodate a sump pump and water is dug. After the pump is in place, it is back filled so it sits securely. They will then plug the sump pump in and test the installation by filling it with water and inspecting the float.

Do I need a backup pump?

Because sump pumps run on electricity, during a heavy storm it is possible to lose power. Installing a backup battery pump is an ideal solution to this problem. Further, because a sump pump is mechanical, it can malfunction without warning. Meaning that your basement has a chance of flooding without your knowledge. A battery backup pump alleviates this chance, and restores the security that your basement will not flood.

For more information on how we can help you with your basement water problems, please contact us any time.