The Workhorse Sump Pump System

Your sump pump is the hardest working part of your waterproofing system. Make it a Workhorse!

Sump Pump Installation By The Experts

The sump pump is the device that pumps away all the water that your drainage system collects. Without the pump, there is no system.

It’s crucial that the right sump pump is used in your waterproofing system—if your pump fails for any number of reasons, the system fails. If the pump can’t keep up with the amount of water coming in, the system fails.

Don’t trust your waterproofing system to just anyone. For peace of mind, and the highest level of protection you can get, let the experts at ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing install your sump pump system. Call ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing for a free inspection and estimate, and we’ll take care of your basement or crawlspace water problem.

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Sump Pump Solutions

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The Basin And Lid For The Sump Pit.
The Basin And Lid For The Sump Pit.
This Liner Should Be A Sturdy High-Volume Basin. It Should Not Be A 5-Gallon Bucket…
Selecting The Best Sump Pump
Selecting The Best Sump Pump
Selecting The Right Pump Is As Important As Any Other Part Of Your Waterproofing System…
Learn More About Sump Pumps
Learn More About Sump Pumps
A Basement Or Crawlspace Sump Pump Is A Mechanical Pump That Is Placed In A…
Sump Pump Battery Back-Ups
Sump Pump Battery Back-Ups
The Higher-Powered, More Reliable Sump Pumps Run On Electricity. Because Power Goes Out Occasionally, A Battery Back-Up Should Be…

The Basin And Lid For The Sump Pit

This liner should be a sturdy high-volume basin. It should not be a 5-gallon bucket, a laundry basket, or a small garbage can. Sounds funny, but over the years we’ve seen many less-than-ideal basins.

Features of a ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing sump liner include:

  • A sturdy plastic liner that won’t crush, rust, rot or allow mold growth.
  • An air-tight cover that prevents water vapor and odors from rising into the basement or crawlspace.
  • Prefabricated pass-throughs in the liner and lid to accept drainage channels and discharge lines and electricity to the pump.

Selecting The Best Sump Pump

Selecting the right pump is as important as any other part of your waterproofing system.

If a sump pump is under-powered for a job, it will not last. The motor will run frequently and never be able to keep out the water. On the other hand, if a sump pump is too large, it will turn on and off frequently. This is bad for a motorized pump and can cause it to burn out or need to be replaced sooner than later.

There are many options but ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing will make this easy for you. We’ll help you select the right-size pump with the right horsepower for your situation.

For a Free Inspection and Estimate of your particular situation, call or contact us online.

Learn More About Sump Pumps

A basement or crawlspace sump pump is a mechanical pump that is placed in a sump pit (hole in the floor) to pump out the water that collects in the pit.

Sump pumps are a necessity in basements or crawlspaces that leak. A drainage channel, wall leak protection, and a sump pump are the key components of a basement or crawlspace waterproofing system.

As water accumulates in the drainage channel, it drains down into the sump basin. The water is then pumped out through a discharge pipe, to a distance where it won’t return into the basement or crawlspace.

As it rains, water builds up against the foundation of your home. The higher the volume of water against your foundation walls, the higher the downward pressure becomes as water seeks its own level. This pressure causes water to find cracks and cold joints (where fresh concrete is poured onto set concrete) to leak into as it seeks its own level.

When this happens, basements and crawlspaces become wet or flooded. A drainage channel and sump pump are used in this situation to drain and pump the water away, alleviating the water pressure.

Pumps must discharge the water captured somewhere. Therefore, it is crucial that your drainage system, including your discharge area, are planned well. Some situations are more difficult to plan, but at ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing we’ve seen it all in 60+ years and will find the best solution.

A ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing expert will also know the local plumbing codes and the regulations regarding discharging water outside of your home – especially if it may enter a public sewer system or other public area.

Sump Pump Battery Back-Ups

The higher-powered, more reliable sump pumps run on electricity. Because power goes out occasionally, a battery back-up should be considered in the event that your home loses power during a heavy storm.

Without a battery back-up or electricity, your pump stops working and can cause your basement or crawlspace to flood.

Learn more about battery backup and fully redundant sump pump systems here.