If you have water problems in your basement or crawl space, you could be wasting valuable space in your home. Your wet basement or crawl space could also be causing other issues in your home that you might not have noticed, like mold or structural damage. One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to put an end to flooding or wetness below the home is by installing a sump pump.
A sump pump keeps the basement dry by relieving water pressure. Drain pipe installed inside the basement along the edge of the floor collects water and carries it to a sump pit. The sump pump comes on automatically when water in the sump pit reaches a certain level, pumping the water outside the house through a discharge line.
Plumbers, basement waterproofing specialists (like Ohio Basement Systems contractors) and even DIYers can install sump pumps, although it takes specialized equipment and experience to install a complete sump pump system like the ones designed by Ohio Basement Systems. Choosing the best sump pump for your needs is just as important as making sure it is installed properly.
If your basement doesn’t have a perimeter drain or sump pit, this is the typical process you can expect during the installation of your sump pump system. The installation method is similar for a crawl space.
Sump pit with plastic liner
A sump pump can be a very useful tool for many homeowners. What should you know about the installation process of the sump pump?
Why Might I Need a Sump Pump in My Home?
There are many reasons you might need to install a sump pump. Most commonly, you’ll need a sump pump if your home tends to have problems with flooding or other water concerns. Alternately, you might choose to install a sump pump if you’ve had a flood occur before and you’re trying to look out for the future.
Can an Improperly Installed Sump Pump Be Detrimental?
Although you might just think of it as an annoyance, if you install a sump pump improperly, it can have a significant impact on your basement’s health. After all, an improperly installed sump pump may back up, sending water back into the basement, or it might not work at all, creating a slowly mounting moisture issue.
Why Can’t I Install My Own Sump Pump?
You need specialized experience to install a sump pump. It can be possible for DIYers to install certain types of sump pumps, but a full sump pump system like the one Ohio Basement Systems uses needs training for proper installation. You can’t just install the sump pump system yourself and expect it to work properly.
Who Can Install My Sump Pump for Me?
If you think you need a sump pump system, you’ll want to turn to the basement waterproofing experts at Ohio Basement Systems. These experts can make sure you have a well-functioning system in no time. Request a free quote today to learn more about your options.
Contact Ohio Basement Systems today to schedule an in-home consultation with the sump pump contractor in your area. All Ohio Basement Systems sump pumps are installed exclusively by our authorized dealers.