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Sump Pumps & Backwater Valve for your Burlington Home

One of the solutions we offer that is extremely effective at controlling water and redirecting it out of your basement is a sump pump. Before beginning any project it is important to assess the situation and understand how the water is seeping into your basement.

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Why Should you Install a Sump Pump in your Burlington Home?

Municipalities are having difficulty with their sewer systems. They cannot keep up with the large volumes of water that are brought in during storms the hit Burlington and the surrounding GTA. As a result, basements in the Burlington community have been experiencing leaks if not waterproofed or if quality of waterproofing was done poorly. Canada Waterproofers Burlington offers a solution to these issues. We can diagnose if there are any weak points in your home and ensure they are eliminated. We offer a FREE on-site assessment to ensure accuracy in any work done on your home in order to protect your home from any future flooding using the latest technology

Sump pump

A highly effective way to redirect water away from your homes foundation and footings ensuring your basement remains dry is a sump pump. It surrounds the interior of your basement so that it has a place to drain and is installed so that your weeping tile system surrounds the perimeter of the house ensuring your home doesn’t overflow due to heavy rain and storms.

The old method of draining a weeping tile was ineffective and inefficient. The old method of draining a weeping tile was to connect it to your existing drainage system which is already deteriorating and cannot keep up with the large volumes of water due to heavy rainfall that we are experiencing in Burlington, thanks to being located in the Green Belt. This type of system guarantees that your home would eventually get flooded if not addressed properly. If you’re unaware of your existing system in place and wondering if you have an effective sump pump already, contact us so we can do a FREE on-site assessment to give you a better understanding of the whole system in your home.


Sump Pump Installation Process for you Burlington Home

The initial process to a sump pump installation involves severing the old weeping tole connection to the city sewer system. This will aid against flooding. We also highly recommend the installation of a sewer back up valve, also known as back water valve, in order to protect your homes basement from sewage that is coming from the city.

Be sure to check out our drain section to read more about backwater valves and how important they are for flood protection and saving you money in the long run.

Features of a Sump Pump

A sump pump is made up of 3 main features:

  • ┬áThe first consists of a tank that holds the water that is drained from a weeping tile
  • A pump that gets rid of the water from the basement by pumping it up and out of the basement ot the drainage point that is predetermined
  • An optional and recommended feature that can be added to the pump pump is a batter back up system and alarm that alerts you when the pump is not functioning properly

How the Battery Back up System Works

Separate from the sump pump the battery back up system runs off of a marine battery in case of a primary pump or power failure. If that occurs, it will start the back up pump automatically which can continue to pump water out of your basement and keep it dry without the use of power for up to 24 hours.

The alarm is also included in the battery system as a means to inform you when the batter back up system is in use so that you are aware that the main pump is not functioning. The battery back up pump is an effective addition to a sump pump and we highly recommend using it as part of your waterproofing solution for your home.

How a Water Back up System Works

Another solution that is available as a back up pump is a water back up system. It uses your water supply as a form of energy to pump the water which turns its turbine and pumps water out of your basement. That’s the main benefit to this system. There is not time constraint on how long the pump can run. As long as there is a water supply, the pump will continuously work.

There is a minimum requirement of 3/4″ water supply line from the city that enters into your home in order for this pump to work correctly. If you have the supply line and it is located close to your sump pump then this is the correct solution for your home and it is the most reliable pump that exists on the market without requiring power.

A Backwater Valve System

Today’s global climate is rapidly changing. This is becoming more evident in Southern Ontario, Burlington especially. Extreme heavy rain fall and snow fall have overworked the existing aging sewer infrastructure and has led to sever flooding to the cities surrounding Canada’s Great Lakes. This has had a huge impact on residential homes in Burlington that are not properly waterproofed and has caused many of the residents in that community too loose some of their most prizes possessions due to weather related flooding.

During 2013, there was a lot of heavy rain fall where insurance companies spend almost 1 billion dollars replacing and repairing customers basements and personal possessions. Canada Waterproofers Burlington wants to help your protect your home and personal belongings so that you do not suffer a catastrophic loss. Allows us to do a FREE onsite assessment to ensure your home will be able to withstand whatever mother nature throws at your Burlington home.

History tends to repeat itself so municipalities and insurance companies are encouraging homeowners to have mainline backwater valves installed.

  • It is a quick installation, it takes just one day
  • Can either be installed outside or at the front-inside foundation wall
  • We use a camera to inspect the sewer in order to determine the most ideal location for the valve
  • Once the installation of the valve is completed, it will allow waste from the home to the flow to the city main with no issues
  • A great feature about this valve is that if the city main becomes overworked and beings to back up into the adjacent basements, the valve will automatically close in order to prevent any flooding from the city main sewer

Canada Waterproofers Burlington have over 25 years in installing backwater valves, and would be happy to provide a free on-site assessment and a free quote for your home.


We take every project seriously and treat your home with the utmost respect. Here at Canada Waterproofers Burlington we understand how stressful a flooded basement can be which is why we want to help you prevent that from happening in your home.

We have the proper solutions available that we can use in order to take the correct precautions to ensure your basement is waterproofed and protected with sump pumps and backwater valves as examples. By taking advantage of our FREE onsite assessment, we can ensure your home never gets flooded and that your basement remains dry and safe from mother natures wrath.

Thank you,
Canada Waterproofers Team

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