This is a waterproofing device that is used to stop moisture from pooling up underneath a home. It is typically installed in the lowest area of a basement or crawl space. Installation is fast, and other waterproofing systems, including interior and exterior drains, can be connected to the sump pit.
The sump basin (pit) is installed in the floor, and once water inside of it reaches a certain level, it will be pumped out and away from the home to a safe distance away where it won’t be able to seep back into the earth and into the home again. Homeowners also have the option of getting a battery backup unit installed together with their primary pump. This backup will automatically kick into gear whenever the main pump malfunctions, or if the system loses power.
Sump Pump Systems
Our sump pumps are energy efficient. This means that homeowners do not need to worry about the new unit using a lot of extra energy that could raise their monthly utility bills.
This system can be installed together with other waterproofing systems from Safe Basements of Ohio,. The sump will drain water away from around the perimeter of the basement so that it doesn’t pool up and cause problems. They are also able to lower the water table outside of the home, and this lowers the chances of water being able to push its way inside of a home through the cove joint (where the walls meet the floor), or through floor cracks.
Lower hydrostatic pressure in the soil also means that the risk of a home developing bowed or leaning walls is also reduced. This will enhance the structural integrity of a home, as well as its value.
Benefits of Sump Pumps
- Quick installation
- Stops Radon gas from getting inside with its airtight seal
- Improves indoor air quality in a home
- Controls erosion
- Eliminates the need for dehumidifiers
- Lowers the water table outside of the home
- Stops water from building up under the home, thus lowering the risks involved with basement water (mold, mildew, bacteria, etc.)
- Clear lid for easy inspection of the system