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

It’s vastly important that the right sump pump is used in your waterproofing system. Because 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 install your sump pump system. Call ’58 Foundations for a Free Inspection and Estimate of your basement or crawlspace water problem.

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Why Choose Us

Strongest Lifetime Warranty

Our lifetime warranty offers the highest level of protection available. If you had purchased a '58 Foundations System in 1958, your warranty would still be valid.*

Licensed & Highly Trained Staff

We pride ourselves on our professionalism. Every member of our team is highly trained, licensed, and insured. We leave nothing to chance.

Budget Friendly Solutions

Our foundation repair and basement waterproofing experts will design solutions with your needs and your budget in mind. No fear of high-pressure sales.

Solutions That Fit Your Needs

At '58 Foundations we develop solutions that will permanently solve your issues - without unnecessary add-ons.

I love my sump pump. The guys were so polite and did an outstanding job. They were fast and very clean. My basement has been dry since this was put in.

-Sheri R, Baltimore, MD 21230

Great crew, professional job! I was skeptical that putting in a sump pump would solve the water mitigation issues but it has!

-Tom M, Gwynn Oak, MD 21207

The installation of my primary and backup sump pump with twin batteries attached was done in one day.

-Andrew S, Lansdale, PA 19446

So happy we do not have to worry about flooding in our basement anymore. We are happy with the sump pump and how quiet it runs.

-Jerry H, Abingdon, VA 24210

Selecting the Best Sump Pump System

At ’58 Foundations we’ve done the research for you.

We’ve tested numerous makes and models of sump pumps. We’ve tested different brands and different models. We only sell the most reliable, longest lasting, and durable pumps available. You wouldn’t want anything less for your home, nor would we install anything but the best.

Besides the pump, there are a few considerations in choosing a sump pump system for your basement or crawlspace.

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’ 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.

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’ 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 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 crawlspace 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 we’ve seen it all in 60+ years and will find the best solution.

A ’58 Foundations 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.

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 crawlspace 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 we’ve seen it all in 60+ years and will find the best solution.

A ’58 Foundations 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.

Sump Pump Maintenance

How to Care for Your Sump Pump?

’58 Foundations is one of the only companies to offer a maintenance program for their sump pumps and waterproofing systems.

Because your sump pump is mechanical and discharge lines can become clogged, ’58 Foundations recommends that you have an annual maintenance performed on your system. An annual maintenance checkup will keep your basement or crawlspace waterproofing system in optimal working condition.

Think about your furnace or HVAC equipment. Think about changing motor oil in your vehicles, lawn mowers, and other mechanical equipment. Your sump pump and waterproofing system are similar. They work best when properly maintained.

You can talk to your Foundation Specialist or look out for a postcard and email when your system nears its anniversary.

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