Basement Sump Pump System
A basement sump pump system can prevent flooding in your basement. It can save your home from structural damage caused by excess water, such as cracks in the foundation and bowed walls. These issues can also decrease the lifespan of your home. Basement sump pumps work by removing water in the basement by creating suction. The pump has impellers that generate suction power and funnel the water from the edges of the foundation to a sump pit, where it is ejected.
To ensure that your sump pump system is functioning properly, make sure you inspect the discharge pipe regularly. It may be underground or exposed, so you cannot easily see it until it’s too late. You may want to add gravel to the bottom of the sump pit to make it level. You should also install a check valve on the sump pump outlet. Hose clamps are ideal for installing the check valve, which makes it easy to remove if there is a problem.
When installing a new sump pump system, you should first determine the depth of the water in the basement. The pump is usually activated when water is at least one eighth inch deep. Although sump pumps are useful for clearing flooded areas before you install a more expensive system, you should note that they are not a permanent solution for a dry basement. Furthermore, they’re noisy and can only handle light flooding.