A sump pump is a small pump that is typically installed in the lowest area of your home’s basement or crawl space. The sump pump is placed within a sump pit. The Hydraway Drainage System directs any water that enters your home into the sump pit. The sump pump then pumps water out of the pit and away from your home, ensuring dryness in your basement.
In case of a power outage or primary sump pump failure, a battery backup is recommended. The backup battery case and charger are positioned next to the sump liner. In the event of high water in the sump liner, the water level float sensor will engage the system as well as an alarm to alert the homeowner the system is operating. The water is automatically pumped out of the sump liner through the discharge pipe.
If you’ve experienced previous flooding: When past experiences prove your home is prone to flooding, a permanent solution such as a sump pump may be necessary to prevent this in the future.
If your home is located in a flat or low-lying area: Your basement may be closer to the water table, also known as the area beneath the ground that is saturated with water. This means that your basement is more likely to be infiltrated by water.
If your area experiences large quantities of rain or snow: If your geographical location experiences heavy precipitation, the soil surrounding your basement can become saturated with water. As pressure builds, your basement may become flooded.
If you have a finished basement: If your basement has been modified with drywall and furnishings, you have even more reason to protect your valuable investment from flooding.