Sump Pumps & Sump Pits
Benji Dittrich Construction offers Sump Pump Services and Installation.
A sump pump is a pump remove any water or moisture that accumulated around the walls of your house. The water can enter via perimeter drains or waterproofing system like a weeping tile around the walls. Sump pump is a key component of you keeping your house dry even during the heaviest rain and snow falls. There are a wide variety of pumps available on the market today. Some things to look for when evaluating the pump are: horsepower, head pressure, cord length, phase & voltage, and backup systems.
In order for the sump tanks and sump pumps to work properly they have to be properly maintained. Typically you should inspect your equipment once a year, however in houses below ground level with a lot of potential water leak inside; pumps need to be examined more frequently. It is usually easier to repair the sump pump itself which will eventually fail due to mechanical wear, rather than to repair flooded basement if you let the problem with sump pump to go too far. When examining sump pump, you should also try and clean it from gravel, sand and other debris. That will increase efficiency and extend the life of the pump.