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Sump Pump Installation – Basement Waterproofing – Prevent Basement Leaks – MA, RI, NH, & CT

Darren Kincaid - Friday, December 19, 2014

The goal of a sump pump is to lower the water table that is underneath your basement floor. A properly installed sump pump with adequate gravel under your basement floor can solve most water problems through cracks in the floor or from floor/wall seams.

The Different Types of Sump Pumps:

  • Submersible Pumps
  • Pedestal Pumps
  • Batter Backup Sump Pumps
  • Combination Sump Pumps

Misconceptions of Sump Pumps:

  • Their purpose is to remove water on the floor
    • False, their purpose is to remove water underneath the floor
  • Requires no maintenance
    • False, you should check your sump pump yearly, check for clogs and make sure its working
  • Potential homeowners should not buy a house with a sump pump
    • False, sump pumps offer protection from flooding and you can buy a rider on your insurance policy as additional protection

Key Factors about a Sump Pump:

  • Make sure there is a check valve
    • Prevent water backflow
  • Always have a cover on top
    • Prevent debris or other objects from entering the pits
  • The basin should have holes
    • To allow water to easily enter the basin
  • Gravel should be placed at bottom of pit
    • Used as a filter
  • GFI electrical outlet should be installed by an electrician (in most cases)
    • Safety purposes

If you have any questions about properly installed sump pumps or to request a free estimate, Contact A-1 Foundation Crack Repair Inc.

A-1 Foundation Crack Repair, Inc. is a fully registered home improvement contractor. Contact us today to talk to a knowledgeable, master basement waterproofing and sump pump installation professional.

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A-1 Foundation Crack Repair, Inc. is a fully registered home improvement contractor. Contact us today to talk to a knowledgeable, master waterproofing professional.