Flood Prevention Services
Drain Tile Systems
Basements with water entering where the floor and wall meet or through floor cracks, is water being forced up beneath the floor due to hydrostatic pressure. Installing a standard interior drain tile system with sump pump will allow an escape path for the water, relieving hydrostatic pressure, and keeping your floor dry. This system will not control wall leaks.
Sump pumps usually have a life span of 3-7 years, depending how often the pump cycles. A properly sized sump pump is critical. A pump too small will not be able to keep up with the amount of water flowing into the sump. If the pump is too large it creates unnecessary expense. An oversized pump will also “short cycle” turning on and off in rapid succession, which leads to premature pump failure. Getting the right pump is an important step in ensuring your basement stay dry.
Our experienced staff members will determine what size pump is right for your home, and install one of the Zoeller series sump pumps, they are the most reliable and efficient pumps on the market.
Sump Pump Backup Systems
Sump pumps face their highest loads during thunderstorms, when rainwater pours into the sump pit from the foundation drainage system. Thunderstorms can also disrupt a home’s power supply, knocking the primary sump pump offline at the time it is needed most.
Installing a second sump pump that is battery powered in case the primary pump fails should be considered in homes, especially those with finished basements.
Setting up a battery back up system involves purchasing one of our PeakFlow pump components.
We recommend that back up systems be tested on a monthly basis. Homeowners can easily do this by unplugging the primary sump pump just after a rain storm allowing the sump pit to fill and verifying the back up system activates and empties the sump pit.