There are few things worse for a homeowner than a wet basement. Damp walls and a trickle of water from a crack are warning signs of what can quickly become a much bigger problem. Flooding in the basement can be devastating. Not only can your belongings get ruined, but cleaning up and drying out is a nightmare. You can avoid this scenario by taking steps to prevent water problems from occurring.
While there are a number of reliable basement waterproofing solutions, one of the best ways to keep your basement dry is by installing a drainage system that includes a sump pump. The benefit of the sump pump means that any water that does enter your basement will be removed swiftly before it has a chance to cause any significant damage.
To ensure that your sump pump is always working, it’s best to invest in a battery backup sump pump. Primary sump pumps can fail for various reasons. However, a backup pump will ensure that a pump is working should you run into one of these situations.
Power Outage: Power outages are common during thunderstorms or sometimes even snow storms. Primary sump pumps are A/C power operated. This means that when the main power goes out, the pump stops working. If this occurs in the middle of a thunderstorm, your basement will flood.
Pump Failure: Like any machine, sump pumps can fail now and then. Unfortunately, you may not know your pump failed until you have flooding in your basement. With a backup sump pump, you can prevent flooding while you have your primary pump problems resolved.
Overflow: There may be times during a storm when your primary sump pump is unable to keep up with the inflow of water. A backup pump provides additional support.
At the first sign of water troubles, call on A-Proseal for cracked foundation repair and basement waterproofing, including primary and battery backup sump pumps.