Any home with a basement is at risk for flooding.Installing a sump pump is one of the most effective ways to make sure that the basement doesn’t flood or accumulate water. By keeping water out of your home, you can prevent damage to your structure, your belongings, and even your health.
A sump pump keeps your basement dry by draining water out of your home or into your drainage system.
When installing your sump pump, it’s important to make sure you use the proper setup. Most sump pumps will also require a sump pit which will fill with excess water. The pump will then force the water out so that the basement stays dry.
Sump Pump Styles – Submersive and Pedestal
Sump pumps can be installed in a variety of ways. One style is the submersive or underwater pump where the pump is sealed carefully in the sump pit. This can help prevent any electrical problems, but it is difficult to access the pump. The other style is the pedestal where the pump is position over the pit. This style is easier to maintain and adjust, but it might not be right for your home.
Sump pump installation is best done by a qualified professional. When you have your sump pump installed by Aquatech Waterproofing, it will be set up to last for many years.
Adding a backup battery and checking your pump twice per year will also help protect your home from costly water damage.
When foundation cracks appear, you can generally repair them in three basic steps. First, you will need to gain access to the crack, which might require some digging. Next, use a pressure washer or other tool to thoroughly clean the area surrounding the crack. Finally, pack the crack with the appropriate type of cement using a trowel. You will also need to apply a foundation coating a few days later. Of course, foundation cracks need to be treated seriously and are best repaired by qualified professionals.
If your sump pump fails on you, then you need to find out the source of the problem quickly before your basement floods. You first need to check to make sure that power is being supplied to the pump. If power isn’t the issue, then you need to check for any clogs in the line or obstacles in the pit. Whenever you are working on your sump pump, be sure that you have disconnected the power. Never reach into the well when the pump is still plugged in. If there is any debris in the pit, removing it may get your pump working again. If not, then you will probably need to call a waterproofing professional to diagnose the problem.
When you find water in the basement, the first thing you need to do is find where that water is coming from. You can’t fix the problem if you don’t know what it is. There are many ways that water can be getting into your house. You need to scan for foundation cracks, drain clogs, standing water in your yard, and much more. If you can’t find an obvious cause of the moisture, then contacting a professional waterproofing expert will usually get you the answers.
If your yard slopes toward your house and forces standing water against your foundation, then you might be more susceptible to water entering your house. However, fixing this issue might not be as simple as sloping the yard away from your house.
Changing the slope of your yard might only offer a temporary solution to keeping water out of your basement. If you have any standing water in your yard or a yard that seems to slope toward your home, contact a waterproofing professional to find out the best solutions.
We just had Aqua Tech waterproofing our basement. The whole team is very professional and friendly. They take time to complete the job right. They also take time to explain the process to help you select the best option for your current problem. The work place is completely clean after they are done. We are so pleased with their work that we will get them to do further work for us.
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