Sump Pumps Might Solve Your Wet Basement Problems
Basement floods are caused by a buildup of water in the soil that enters basements or crawlspaces. There are several options for wet basement repair. Sump pumps help eliminate basement floods by pumping water out before it reaches the basement floor. At Affordable Foundation we offer heavy duty sump pumps that are energy efficient and durable. Our sump pumps can pump up to 5,000 gallons of water per hour. We also offer battery backup sump pumps that continue to run even if your power goes out.
Affordable offers automatic pumps that are designed to help remove accumulated water from around and under the foundation. There are different types of sump pumps, but the most common are submersible and pedestal. Affordable Foundation is the one number one sump pump expert for homes in the Tennessee and Alabama area.
Types of Sump Pumps for Your Basement
Submersible Sump Pump
- Contains a quiet built-in motor that sits inside the sump pit
- The motor is submerged with oil to provide lifetime lubrication
- The construction of the sump pump is sealed to provide a barrier against moisture and particles
- Popular option
- Runs cooler, less likely to overheat
Pedestal Sump Pump
- An impeller is used to pump the water
- Less expensive
- Open motor for cooling
- Noisy operation
- Mounts above the slab
- Accessible for inspection and maintenance
If you need to replace an existing problematic sump pump, one of our waterproofing experts can inspect your sump pump. We can match the horsepower of your old sump pump or install the next larger size. We’ll get your sump pump working in a matter of minutes to keep your basement safe and dry.
Sump pits also play a vital role in waterproofing in Tennessee and Alabama. The sump pit, also known as a basin, is a unique bell-shaped hole made to collect water, soil gases and radon. The sump pit contains a sump pump that helps expel water from the pit to prevent overflow. Sump pumps are installed in the lowest area of the home which is usually the crawlspace or basement.
Benefits of Installing Sump Pump and Basins
Sump pumps and pits have many features that help protect homes from water damage. Some benefits include:
- Prevents water damage
- Reduces mold and mildew exposure
- Eliminates pooling or standing water
- Prevents rising water and risk of fire due to water exposure
For homes with a high water table, Affordable Foundation can install a pit sump pump. We’ll keep water from entering your basement by connecting a sump pump to a drainage system. We’ll determine the best waterproofing method for your home in Huntsville and Birmingham, AL and TN. Contact us today for a free estimate.