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The sump pump and basin is the basic system as well as the heart of larger systems.
Sometimes a full perimeter system is more system than required to eliminate water. Some homeowners prefer an incremental approach to their water problem. They start with a smaller system and build upon it as necessary. This way they only install enough of a system to do the job for now. The basic starter system is a basin and pump. A basin and pump will easily handle small problem areas and, if needed, can be expanded to resolve larger water issues. Our structural foam basins are nearly indestructible. They are made in the USA to the highest industrial standards. The basins we install contain pumps and are placed under the floor of your basement. Undisturbed, they will last for the life of your home. The pumps we use are also an American made, industrial quality component, that will provide years of worry free service. Together, they are designed for harsher environments and more rugged use than they will ever see in your waterproofing system.
The sump and pump basin is very versatile. Quite often it can stand alone where there is a small water issue in a confined area. It can also support dehumidifiers, floor drains, garage grates, and even wet foundation cracks. In some instances a well-placed basin and pump can protect an entire basement from groundwater.
The pumps we use are American made heavy duty pumps rated for continuous duty. The size will vary depending on your specific need for water removal. In some extreme cases we may use more than one pump in a basin.
The sump basin is an American made structural foam product that will withstand anything it may encounter while collecting water for the pump within.
The basin is installed beneath the concrete floor in your basement to a depth of approximately two feet. This depth gives the system a head start when dealing with rising ground water. Instead of waiting for a flood, the basin allows the system to begin work long before rising water becomes an issue. Once installed, the basin is flush with the existing concrete floor and is strong enough to stand on. The cover is secured with bolts preventing accidents with children or pets while allowing full access to the system.
If your budget demands, we can install a basin and pump and see how well it performs. If more system is needed, we can install it after the basin and pump. This allows you to install a system a little at a time almost like a layaway plan. Sometimes the basin and pump are enough. Sometimes a full perimeter system is eventually installed. Either way you have options depending on your budget and your needs.
The basin and pump give you a basic system that can be built upon, or just used as a stand-alone system. In the event of a broken pipe, a leaky water heater, or just about any water emergency, you’ll be glad to have a place for water to go.