Is a sump pump the solution for you? If you regularly have water leaking into your basement during wet weather, the answer to this question is probably “yes.” Some houses are built with sump pump systems, but many aren't.
A sump pump provides the pumping power in a basement waterproofing system that keeps the basement dry by relieving water pressure. Drain pipe (aka French drains) installed inside the basement along the edge of the floor collect water and convey it to a sump pit. A sump pump comes on automatically when water in the sump pit reaches a certain level, pumping the water outside the house.
Plumbers, basement waterproofing specialists (like Basement Systems contractors) and even DIYers can install sump pumps, although it takes specialized equipment, hard work and construction experience to install a complete sump pump system. Choosing the best sump pump for your needs is just as important as making sure it is installed properly.
If your basement doesn’t have a perimeter drain and sump pump system, this is what you can expect to happen to have a sump pump installed. The procedure is similar for a crawl space.
Sump pit with plastic liner
Plumbers, DIYers and some home repair “handyman” contractors can all install sump pumps. However, these installers don’t have access to the patented sump pump system products available from your Basement Systems dealer. When you hire Basement Systems to install a sump pump you won't have to worry about the mess or the quality of the product.
With over 25 years of basement waterproofing experience throughout the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom, Basement Systems has the experience and resources to offer excellent value in this area. Our waterproofing systems look as great as they perform, and most systems can be installed in a single day.