The sump pump in your basement drainage system is the heart of the whole operation. And just like the heart, if the sump pump stops working, the entire system shuts down. When that happens, your basement gets flooded. In order to put that much trust in a basement waterproofing system, you need to know you can fully rely on your sump pump.
Like any integrated system, the pump is an important element but is only one of many that make up the entire system.
We install the sump system and we supply the pump which will be connected by the customer’s plumber.
Paying attention to these other parts of your basement waterproofing system- and the sump pump- will let you have a dry and worry-free basement for a very long time.
Mrs. Emannuelle, a client from St-Anicet, was having water infiltration problems that were damaging her entire basement area, even though she had already a pedestal sump pump installed in the basement.
After contacting us, we have recommended the replacement of her old sump pump system with the new SuperSump pump since the old one was not efficient and was letting moisture come inside the house.
The 3 most common sump pump problems are: the pump breaks down and stops working, the pump cannot keep up with the fast flow and cannot pump too much water or the house suffered a power failure and the pump stops working.
If you have the same problem as it was for our Dewittville customer, we have the TripleSafe system that contains 3 different pumps to address each of these 3 risks. The first one operates under normal conditions, the second one starts when the first one cannot follow the flow and volume, and the last one is a booster pump which starts on a battery during a power failure! Problem fixed!
This house in Les Coteaux was in a very bad state.
Water was coming into the basement during each thaw season, which was deteriorating the place and causing too much moisture in the area.
After finding our company, Mr. Frank called us and asked for our free inspection.
A Sump Liner
The actual sump pump itself must sit below the level of the floor. That means a rigid liner is needed to ensure the pump does not sit in a dirt-filled hole, clog up with mud and collect debris.
An Air-Sealed Lid
An air-tight cover will not let collected water evaporate out into your basement, preventing moisture build-up in the air. The sealed lid will also reduce the noise the pump makes when operating and will prevent items from falling in and possibly causing failure.
Having a floor drain designed into your sump lid will allow the system to collect water that may come from pipe leakage or water main breaks.
A Pump Stand
The sump pump sits down in the liner where the water collects. In order to avoid the pump sitting directly on the floor of the liner where it could clog on collected debris, the CleanPump Stand lifts the pump up enough to allow sediments to not affect the pump. The pump stand also keeps debris from jamming the check valve and exit pipe.
In an un-alarmed system, the only way you will know if the system has failed is if your basement floods, and by then it's too late. Having a battery-operated alarm signal that lets you know when the water reaches a certain height in the liner (above the switch on stage but below the overspill height) will save you a lot of worry.
There are certain occurrences that will most certainly happen in the lifetime of your basement drain system. You should be prepared for....
The right combination of basement products incorporated into your sump pump system will ensure that you never have to complain about your flooded basement ever again.