Zoeller submersible sump pumps (like the one shown) offer reliable, long-term performance.
To feel confident that your basement will stay dry even in the wettest weather, you need a sump pump that delivers reliable performance day after day. That's why it's a good idea for homeowners take the time to learn about the features that separate good sump pumps and sump pump systems from those that aren't so good.
The sump pump plays a critical role in any basement or crawl space waterproofing system. Drain pipes installed around the foundation collect water and direct it to a pit, or sump, where a sump pump pushes the water away from the foundation through a discharge pipe. A float switch turns the sump pump on automatically. There are two main types of sump pumps: pedestal and submersible, and each have their pros and cons.
In these videos, basement waterproofing expert and Basement Systems founder Larry Janesky compares several different sump pump models and explains the most important features to look for if you want a reliable, long-lasting sump pump.
Learn about different types of exterior sump pump features, such as float switches and pump housings.
Watch for an inside look at different sump pumps, comparing motor design, RPMs, heat dissipation characteristics, switches and impellers.
While there are a number of websites where you can find sump pump reviews and sump pump ratings based on the installation and performance of a sump pump, it's important to think beyond the pump itself. There are several details to consider when installing a new sump pump or replacing an existing sump pump in your basement or crawl space:
Basement Systems designs and installs sump pump systems, not just sump pumps. A sump pump system can contain more than one sump pump, and it probably should if you want full protection against power outages and extremely wet conditions.
Our TripleSafe® sump pump contains three sump pumps: a primary pump to handle normal pumping volume, a secondary pump that comes on if the first pump stops working or can't handle the volume, and a third pump that operates on battery power in the event of a power outage. A single sump pump could never provide this level of protection against a basement flood.
If you have a wet basement or flooded basement, it's recommended that you invest in the best sump pump you can afford. Your local Basement Systems dealer will be able to recommend the best sump pump for your needs. Contact us today to schedule your in-home consultation and estimate!
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