Prepare for Rainy Season with Waterproofing and a Sump Pump Installation

sump pump installation / replacement
Replacing the old sump pump in a basement with a new one

When you live in a state like New Jersey, you’ve got to be prepared for the rainy season. Below-grade water issues is one of the biggest problems living in this area where it rains, and you may not even realize there’s a problem until it’s too late. A sump pump installation is a key part of a water management system.

One of the best ways you can prepare your home for drizzly weather is to make sure your home’s basement, crawlspace, and/or foundation is waterproofed. In every case, making sure that your home is prepared for the wet season is exponentially easier than dealing with the messy cleanup after the damage has been done. Waterproofing is certainly a worthy investment to protect and increase your home’s value, keep loved ones from potential mold exposure, and prevent loss of valuable memories or items which are typically stored in the basement.

One of the tools Healthy Way incorporates into many waterproofing and water management systems is a sump pump. These devices are typically installed in a “sump pit” in the lowest part of the crawlspace or basement. A sump pump installation is triggered as the pit begins filling up with water, similar to how the float arm works in a toilet tank. The water is then pumped out through a connected drain pipe which runs outside and away from the house. A one-way valve inside the pipe (a check valve) ensures that water can only flow out of the pipe and not back into the basement or crawlspace.

There are many types of sump pumps available, from submersible pumps to pedestal pumps and we choose different pumps depending on the project’s needs. Integrating a sump pump into a complete water management system is a great way to keep your basement, crawlspace and basement free of excessive moisture. More on crawlspace waterproofing.

Contact us today for more information on our waterproofing and water management services!

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