When a sump pump is installed the old weeping tile connection to the city sewer is disconnected. That will help avoid flooding in your home.
The sump pump is installed inside the basement along the wall – as long as there is a place to discharge the water (so the water doesn’t flow back into the house). The crews at Canada Waterproofers Pickering will excavate, remove and dispose of the soil, and install a water tank (also called a sump liner).
Next step is to set up a connection from the existing weeping tile (or the new weeping tile, if installed) to the side of the tank.
Our technicians will then encase the tank with gravel (3/4” clear), re-cement around the tank, install a submersible pump, then test the system (discharge water to the exterior). If all checks out and meets our high standards, we’ll put a lid on the tank, bolt it down, and you are good to go.
If the power goes out in the event of a storm, there are two back-up systems in place, to ensure water is still pumping away from your basement’s foundation. One is a separate pump that runs off a marine battery, so if there is a power failure or a primary pump failure, you are protected, since the back-up pump will automatically switch on. The back-up device can continue to pump water out of your basement without the aid of main power for up to 24 hours.
There also is an alarm, that automatically switches on when the battery pump kicks in, so you will know when the main pump is not functioning.
A water back-up pump is one that is powered by the water supply in your home – kind of like fighting fire with fire. Water turns the pump turbine, which then pumps water out of your basement. With this pump there is no time limit as to how long it will run. As long as your water supply is on this pump will work.
Ask a Canada Waterproofers Pickering technician about back-up systems.