SUMPS PUMPS AND BACKWATER VALVES
An effective solution for your wet basement problems is a sump pump. These pumps work extremely well in controlling the water in your basement by redirecting it away from your home. Below is a video of our sump pump installation process. Check it out!
CAN WE HELP YOU?
If your home is susceptible to flooding, the sump pump method is a great way of ensuring water is displaced from your basement. The wet basement will soon be a thing of the past. Have you already experienced flooding? Even the smallest amounts can lead to mould and mildew. The sump pump is a great solution to your waterproofing needs for your Georgetown home!
The pump can work on its own without power, so that even during blackouts, your house is protected against flooding. New technology has allowed for great improvements to be made to the sump pump installation process and function.
The old method of drainage had the weeping tile of your home connected to your drainage system. That system isn’t able to keep up with the larger volumes of rainfall we are seeing, all but guaranteeing your home will eventually flood due to improper maintenance.
Get ahead of the problem – implement a waterproofing system for your home. Call us for details.
WHY INSTALL A SUMP PUMP?
A sump pump is one popular solution in meeting the flooding that is accompanying the changing climate and increased rainfall head on. The increase in rainfall that we are all seeing makes basements that are not sufficiently waterproofed more susceptible to flooding. City sewer systems are having a tougher time keeping up with the larger volumes of water.
Sump pumps provide a long-term solution to keep your basements dry and protect your home’s foundation. Canada Waterproofers Georgetown can help with any sump pump installation. We can answer any questions you may have. Contact us today for more details about having your Georgetown basement equipped with a sump pump.
With the new method, the sump pump is installed to the weeping tile and the city sewer connection is severed. Canada Waterproofers Georgetown has over 25 years of experience in this industry, so we have your back.
We also recommend installing sewer back-up valves (backwater valve) to protect your home from any sewage that could back up and come into the house from the city line during a storm.
Be sure to check out our drain section to read more regarding backwater valves.
BATTERY BACK-UP SYSTEM
When the power goes out, a heightened fear of flooding can set in. With a battery back-up system, your sump pump continues to work without power for up to 24 hours. It’s a separate pump that runs off of a marine battery in case of failure or power outage. The back-up pump will turn on automatically.
It also includes an alarm system to inform you when the battery pump is in use so that you’re aware the main pump is not functioning properly. If that ever occurs, you should contact us. Your sump pump may need some maintenance.
WATER BACK-UP SYSTEM
Another solution that Canada Waterproofers Georgetown recommends as a back-up pump is a water back-up system. This type of pump uses water to turn its turbine, pumping the water out of your basement. It is a very effective method. As long as your water supply is in working order, the pump will keep pumping without fail.
There is a requirement for this type of pump that your home will need – a minimum of a 3/4″ water supply line that runs from the city to your home in order for the pump to work. If your home qualifies, this is the best solution to date on the market because it is one of the most reliable pumps out there and it doesn’t require any power.
Due to global climate change, there has been more precipitation, and Southern Ontario certainly hasn’t been spared. Heavy rains and snowfall has pushed the existing sewer infrastructure to its limits and the result has been more flooding. In particular, residential basements have been impacted. In fact, in 2013, the insurance industry spent about $1 billion in repairs to client’s flooded basements and replacing personal possessions. Insurance companies, along with municipalities, now encourage homeowners to install mainline backwater valves.
A backwater valve is device that prevents outbound water from the home to re-enter through the home’s drain pipes. The valve prevents raw sewage from backing up into the home through toilets, sinks, showers.
- The installation of the backwater valve is completed in one day
- The valve can be installed inside the foundation by the front wall of the house or on the outside of the home
- A camera inspection is performed to find the ideal location around the house to install the valve
- Once installation is completed, that will allow any waste from your home to flow freely to the city main
- If the city main becomes bombarded and overwhelmed and backs up into adjacent basements, the backwater valve will automatically close in order to prevent flooding from the city main line
Canada Waterproofers Georgetown has over 25 years of experience in the industry. We are the experts in installing backwater valves. Get in contact with us today for your free onsite assessment!
Keep in mind – when installing any new fixture a permit from the city is required. Ask us about it.
Canada Waterproofers Georgetown will partner with you so your home’s basement is waterproofed and protected, utilizing solutions like sump pumps and backwater valves. Let us help you avoid the stresses that come with water leakage and floods, so you can just focus on enjoying your home. Call us today!
Canada Waterproofers Georgetown Team