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Sump Pump Installation and Replacement

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When you’re considering the most effective ways to prevent water damage in your basement or crawl space, you’re probably mainly thinking about sealants and treatments, or even insulation – but you should also consider the installation of a sump pump. These devices are hugely effective at supplementing the basement waterproofing measures in your property, and their long-lasting effectiveness makes them an obvious choice if you’re regularly battling moisture invasion. At Basement Defence Waterproofing, our contractors are experts at installing and replacing sump pumps, and our customers are always pleased with the output and value that these installations bring to their properties. For further information regarding sump pumps, peruse the information on this page.


What is a Sump Pump?

You might’ve heard of a sump pump before, but not really know what they do. Put simply, a sump pump is a mechanism that moves water from your basement to the outside of your property. They’re housed inside a basin, which is usually carved out below the main surface of your basement, and through the use of sensors and valves, they pump water outside of the basin through an effluent once the levels begin to rise. This stops water from ever reaching your basement, and reduces the chance of moisture infiltration dramatically.


Picking a Pump

Although most sump pumps work similarly, there are still a lot of choices available to you, and picking the right pump might feel overwhelming. You’ll need a set up with enough juice to handle the level of flooding you experience, but you don’t want to invest in a pump that is far more powerful than anything you require. Pumps do need to be replaced, so picking something suitable but affordable is important. You’ll need to consider submersible sump pumps, pedestal sump pumps, battery-powered pumps, and even water-powered pumps – but don’t worry, out contractors will run through these with you, and help you to decide which is best suited to your needs.


Sump Pump Replacement

Sump pumps are a valuable addition to your property’s safeguarding, but they do have a lifespan, and will need to be replaced. Experts tend to estimate that sump pumps need to be replaced every ten years or so, and our contractors are very comfortable carrying out these procedures. If you’ve found that the pump set up you’ve had has proven successful, we can install something like for like. If it’s been less effective, we can introduce other options instead. Rest assured, we’ll carry out the fitting to perfection, so you should have no concerns about the effectiveness of the installed system.


Cost Benefit Analyses

Some people try to accomplish a waterproof basement without installing a sump pump, and that is possible – but if you’re dedicated to making sure your property doesn’t suffer from water problems, you’d be wise to invest in one of these systems. As wet basement solutions go, this is a reliable measure for keeping things as you want them to be. The cost of installing a sump pump, and even having to replace them every ten years, pales in comparison to the cost of dealing with water damage and structural repairs.

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