For the most effective and least disruptive way to keep your basement dry, trust the professionals at Prestige Plumbing Werks for sump pump installation and waterproofing services.
Our experienced plumbers can install a complete sump pump system in just one visit to your home, ensuring that your basement will stay dry and protected.
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4 Steps For A Dry, Usable Basement
Place the Sump Pump Pit
First, a sump pump pit is excavated for the pump to be placed in. This protects your sump pump from the mud and debris around the pump pit. It's important that the sump pit is large enough, but not too large. When placed in a small pit, a sump pump can pump water out faster than it can fill the liner, causing them to turn on and off quickly and burn out sooner.
Sump pits that are too large tend to go too deeply into the ground, pumping out water far below your home, causing unnecessary work and electricity usage. Sump pumps are most effective at removing water from under your basement floor when located in the lowest spot of the floor. Your technician will determine where that spot is by using a laser level if the sump cannot be located in the low spot.
The Sump Pump Installation
A special outlet connects the sump pump system and clean gravel is backfilled around the sump pump liner. This gravel helps to keep your sump pump system as clean as possible, discouraging silt and sediment from entering the liner. An airtight sump pump lid including rubber grommets around all pipes and wires, keeps odors and humidity from rising out of the sump pit, while also preventing items and debris from falling in from the basement floor. Having an airtight, secure lid on your liner is also excellent in preventing animals and children from attempting to play in the water!
If you have a secondary pump installed in the pit, an additional discharge line will be installed. This prevents the pipes from being overwhelmed and also ensures the pumps won't pump back and forth between each other. Discharge lines should NEVER be tied together on the inside of your home!
Restore the Floor
To complete the sump pump installation, the floor is restored flush for a clean, attractive look. As an option, the discharge line can be buried underground, pending grade and soil conditions allow.
Cleanup & Finishing Touches
Prestige Pluming Werks' sump pump installation crew takes extra care to leave your basement clean and clear of debris for you at the end of the installation. Dust is cleaned from the basement floor and the discharge line outside is inspected to be sure that the water is being discharged to an appropriate location. We remove all debris we create, and most times customers comment their basement is cleaner than before we started!