Sump Pump Installation in South Florida
Sump pump installation is the least disruptive and most effective way to keep a crawl space dry. Without a sump pump, your crawl space is vulnerable to damage from plumbing leaks, rainwater seeping in from wall cracks, and groundwater making its way through the floors. Sump pump installation can provide peace of mind that if a water issue arises, your crawl space and home are protected.
Get Three-Level Protection With Our TripleSafe™ Sump Pump System
TripleSafe™ is a three pump system, solving the three most common sump pump problems: pump failure, low water handling capacity, and power failure. By having a three-part system, with one pump being battery-powered, you won’t have to worry about the disaster a single-pump system failure can cause. You also won’t have to worry about your sump pump’s ability to manage large amounts of water. Having three pumps means triple the capacity, with pump one handling up to 2,600 gallons of water per hour, pump two handling up to 6,200 gallons per hour, and pump three providing battery-operated backup.
The Importance of Proper Sump Pump Installation
There is plenty of DIY tutorials for installing your own sump pump on the internet. While plumbers and DIYers can install a sump pump, a complete sump pump system will require specialized equipment and knowledge to put in place. Without proper sump pump installation, your system could prove useless in a time it’s truly needed.
Sump Pump Installation Steps
If you’re curious about how our professionals install your sump pump, the following steps compose the typical process our crawl space technicians take. At NSquare, our certified contractors can finish a complete sump pump system installation in just one visit!
Six Sump Pump Installation Steps for a Dry Crawl Space
- Install a Drainage Channel: To relieve hydrostatic pressure, we actually begin with creating a drainage channel that captures groundwater where the foundation wall meets the concrete floor and channels it to your sump pump.
- Install a Drain Pipe: A special outlet drain pipe connects the perimeter drain to the sump pump system. Then, gravel is backfilled around a sump pump liner to keep your pump system as clean as possible, discouring silt and sediment from entering the liner.
- Install the Sump Pump: Once the liner is installed and gravel is backfilled, your sump pump can be placed inside of the liner. An airtight sump pump lid, including rubber grommets around all pipes and wires, can also be installed to protect odor and humidity from rising out of the sump pit and prevent animals and debris from getting in the water.
- Patch the Floor: The drain tile and the edge of the sump pump liner is patched.
- Connect the Pump to Power: Though one of the pumps in our system is battery-operated, you’ll connect the other pumps to their own circuit.
- Install a Discharge Line: An exterior drain is installed to direct water from your sump pump basin, through the foundation wall, and to the outside of your home. If you have a secondary pump installed in the pit, an additional discharge line will be installed. This prevents the pipes from being overwhelmed and ensures the pumps won’t pump water between each other. Discharge lines should NEVER be tied together on the inside of your home!
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