Necessity of Decatur, Alabama Sump Pumps in Wet Weather

So far this summer, Alabama has had its fair share of rainy days. The upcoming forecast for the Decatur, AL area appears to continue this trend. During long periods of wet, rainy weather, it is important to take the necessary measure to protect your home. Poor preparation could lead to a wet basement or crawlspace for Decatur homes this week. Fortunately, Affordable Foundation and Home Repair offers the perfect solution for heavy rains – sump pump installation and repair.

submersible sump pumpHomeowners who already have a sump pump know how important they are – they protect your home from becoming flooded during heavy storms and extended rainy periods. Even a small leak can be a big problem when rainy conditions continue for days on end. The more saturated that the ground is, the more water will be forced through any small crack or gap in your foundation walls. If you have any existing cracks in your foundation, you may not be able to totally prevent water from entering your home.

That is where a sump pump comes in. Any water that enters your basement or crawlspace will be collected by the interior drainage system or will flow into a floor drain. This water will be emptied by the drain or the drainage channels into the sump pit, which houses the sump pump. From the sump pit, the sump pump forces any water out of the basement through another drainage pipe. This water is carried out of the home and far enough away from the foundation that it will not seep back into the concrete and cause issues. Our sump pumps are capable of pumping up to 5,000 gallons of water per hour, and have more than enough power to handle the upcoming rains in Decatur, Alabama.

Sump Pump Installation and Repair for Decatur, AL Residents

Here at Affordable Foundation and Home Repair, we offer both sump pump repair for any issues with existing sump pumps, and sump pump installation for homes without a sump pump. We will replace old sump pumps or install new sump pumps for residents who do not currently have one. There are several kinds of sump pumps, like:

  • Pedestal Sump Pumps: This kind of pump has an open motor optimal for cooling and uses an impeller is used to pump water. Although they are noisier, they are a more affordable option and they install above the slab, making them more accessible to maintain and repair.
  • Submersible Sump Pumps: The motor in this sump pump is submerged with oil for lifetime lubrication, making it a quieter option than pedestal pumps. Because it is quieter, it is a popular option for homeowners. Submersible pumps also run cooler, making them less likely to overheat, and are sealed to prevent moisture or dust entry.
  • Battery Backup Sump Pumps: Battery backup sump pumps ensure that your basement stays water-free even when the power goes out. It is wise to invest in battery backup sump pumps so that you have a safeguard for outages and for extreme storms when your primary sump pump simply cannot keep up.

Prevent water damage and flooding in your Decatur, AL home over the next few weeks with a sump pump from Affordable Foundation and Home Repair. We can help you protect your home during upcoming rainy conditions in Decatur. Call today to learn more!