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Backwater Valve & Sump Pump

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Sump Pumps & Backwater Valve

Sump pumps are extremely affective at controlling water, and redirecting it out of your basement.

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Why should you install a sump pump?

Our climate is changing and our basement are becoming more susceptible to flooding, as city sewer systems cannot keep up with the huge amounts of water that we are seeing when we get storms in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, and surrounding areas.

There had to be a solution to keep our basements dry and avoid any property damage or loss. Canada Waterproofers will give you a free assessment of your home, and show you how to protect your home from any future flooding with the latest in flood protection technology.

Sump pump

A sump pump is a highly effective way of redirecting water away from your foundation and footings, which will make sure that your basement stays dry, when others are getting flooded.

A sump pump is usually installed so that your weeping tile system that surround the perimeter of the house, or surrounds the interior of your basement has a place to drain.

This is very important as the old method of draining a weeping tile was to connect it to your drainage system, which is deteriorating and cannot keep up with these huge rainfalls that we are seeing, which will almost guarantee that your house would eventually get flooded if not addressed properly.

Our sump pump installation process

When a sump pump is installed then the old weeping tile connection to the city sewer is severed, which will help against flooding.

We also highly recommend installing a sewer back up valve (back water valve) to protect you from sewage coming back from the city.

Check out our drain section to read more about backwater valves and how important they are for flood protection.

Sump pumps features

A sump pump consists of 3 main features:

  • Tank that holds the water that is drained from a weeping tile,
  • A pump, which pumps, the water up and out of the basement to a drainage point.
  • There is also a third feature that can be added to the sump pump, which is a battery back up system and alarm.

 

A battery back up system

A battery back up system consists of a separate pump that runs off a marine battery, so in the case of a power failure or a primary pump failure, the back up pump will automatically switch on, which can continue to pump water out of your basement without the aid of the main power for up to 24 hours.

The battery system also includes an alarm that automatically switches on every time the battery pump kicks in, so that you will be aware that the main pump is not functioning.

Battery back up pump is very effective and we highly recommend that you install one if you are planning to have a sump pump installed.

Water back up system

There is also another back up pump that can be installed which is powered by your water supply, like fighting fire with fire, this pump runs of water which turns its turbine and pumps water out of your basement.

The really good thing about this pump is that there is not a time limit to how long it will run, as long as your water supply is on then the pump will keep on pumping, but like everything there is one catch to this pump.

You need a minimum of a 3/4″ water supply line from the city that comes into your house in order for the pump to work correctly, but if you have the supply line, and its close to your sump pump then this is the way you should go, as its one of the most reliable pumps on the market and it doesnt require any power.

Backwater Value

The global climate is changing; we are seeing more examples of this right here in southern Ontario. Extremely heavy rains and snowfalls have pushed the aging sewer infrastructure to become overwhelmed, and the result has been major flooding.

Residential basements have been particularly impacted, as there has been little the homeowner could do to protect their homes against such extreme weather related flooding.

In 2013 the insurance industry spent almost 1 billion dollars repairing and replacing clients basements and possessions.

Municipalities and insurance companies are now encouraging homeowners to install mainline backwater valves.

  • The installation of the valve takes just one day.
  • The valve can be installed either at the front-inside foundation wall or outside.
  • A camera inspection of the sewer should be carried out to determine the ideal location for the valve.
  • Once the valve is installed it will allow waste from the home to flow to the city main.

However, if the city main becomes overwhelmed and begins to backup into the adjacent basements, the valve will close automatically preventing flooding from the city main sewer.

Canada Waterproofers are experts in installing backwater valves, and would be happy to provide an on site assessment and a free quote.

Our backwater valve installation process

Sump Pump

Why should you install a sump pump?

Our climate is changing and our basement are becoming more susceptible to flooding, as city sewer systems cannot keep up with the huge amounts of water that we are seeing when we get storms in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, and surrounding areas.

There had to be a solution to keep our basements dry and avoid any property damage or loss. Canada Waterproofers will give you a free assessment of your home, and show you how to protect your home from any future flooding with the latest in flood protection technology.

Sump pump

A sump pump is a highly effective way of redirecting water away from your foundation and footings, which will make sure that your basement stays dry, when others are getting flooded.

A sump pump is usually installed so that your weeping tile system that surround the perimeter of the house, or surrounds the interior of your basement has a place to drain.

This is very important as the old method of draining a weeping tile was to connect it to your drainage system, which is deteriorating and cannot keep up with these huge rainfalls that we are seeing, which will almost guarantee that your house would eventually get flooded if not addressed properly.

When a sump pump is installed then the old weeping tile connection to the city sewer is severed, which will help against flooding.

We also highly recommend installing a sewer back up valve (back water valve) to protect you from sewage coming back from the city.

Check out our drain section to read more about backwater valves and how important they are for flood protection.

Conclusions

Here at Canada Waterproofers we understand that a flooded basement can be a stressful thing and can be a huge upheaval.

We know that if you take the correct precautions, and have your basement waterproofed and protected with sump pumps and backwater valves then you will never have to experience that stress or upheaval.

If youve experienced a flooded basement and you never want it to happen again, or you havent ever experienced any flooding, but just want to be sure that it never happens to you, then give Canada Waterproofers a call and receive a free assessment of your home, and learn how you can protect yourself from any future flooding.
Thank you,
Canada Waterproofers Team

 

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