Sump pumps are simple — they take water accumulated in your sump pit and eject it from the building. While simple, failure of the pump or float switch can fllod your basement and cause thousands of dollars in damages. Conventional pumps run on electricity and will not run when the power is out — pumps with battery backup or ones that run on water pressure can act as backup pumps, or you can rely on backup power from a whole house generator to run your pump when the power fails.
Regular sump pumps are great — as long as you have power. When your power goes out, your basement can flood if you don't have backup power for your pump or your home. Battery backup sump pumps can provide hours of continued pump use when the power is out.
A high-capacity, high-efficiency, water-powered backup system can operate with no electricity or batteries required. Water powered systems can takes over seamlessly when your primary sump system fails. These types of pumps are for backup only and do use some water when pump is operating.
A properly waterproofed basement includes everything from proper outdoor frainage, exterior foundation waterproofing and drainage and under-slab drainage. Inside, sump pumps are designed to pump out the water that makes it to your sump pit. If all parts of the system are not working optimally or were never done in the first place, such as exterior waterproofing and drainage, water may leak thru your foundation walls. A french drain can solve some of the issues from the inside. Give us a call and our experts can evaluate your basement and can design the right solution for your home.