A sump pump is designed to eliminate any excess water that may flood or leak into your basement. At Foundation Repair Kansas City Pro we install sump pumps in basements and crawl spaces. The sump pump is at the bottom of the sump pit. Any water around the foundation of your home goes into the drain that is installed and connected to your sump pump. The sump pump removes the water and deposits it into a nearby dry well or storm drain. The sump pump will only come on if water is in the sump pit and it reaches a certain point. You will usually find that there is already a sump pump in new homes but if you have an older home, you will have to have a sump system retrofitted if you don't want your basement to flood.
Installation of a Sump Pump There are several ways that our contractor can install your sump pump. It can be hard-wired into your home's electrical system or in some cases, it will plug right it an outlet. Most of them have a battery backup so that the pump will continue to work even when there is a power outage. This may occur whenever there is a severe storm, which is exactly when the pump needs to work to avoid too much water sitting on your foundation. When you do experience a power outage for a long time and your sump pump starts to fail, it is the battery backup sump pump that will prevent your basement from experiencing water damages. We offer several ways to address this problem, which will be discussed with you when we install your sump pump at Foundation Repair Kansas City Pro.
Maintenance It is important that you check your sump pump often to ensure that it is functional when there is a bad storm. It can be tested by pouring water down the sump pump. It should turn on, extract the water and then shut itself off again. If the float or valve is not moving, this means that there is likely a problem with your sump pump. You can handle the maintenance of your sump pump on your own or you can always rely on our professional contractors to handle this for you. We can clean your sump pump, remove gravel, sand, dirt, and any other debris that could obstruct the path of the water. The discharge line opening also needs to be clear of obstructions if the water is to go through the line and can be effectively removed through the sump pit.
Why Hire Our Foundation Repair Services We can have your new sump pump installed in no time, as we have the necessary experience to do so. Our contractors have been able to assist hundreds of homeowners with their sump pump needs and thus help prevent flooding and foundation issues. You always get what you pay for when you rely on the preferred services of Foundation Repair Kansas City Pro.