Basement flooding can be caused by many reasons. One of the most common causes of basement flooding is due to water buildup in the soil that makes its way into the basement. A sump pump removes accumulated water from around and under the foundation and discharges it away from the foundation. The experts at PFS Basement & Foundation Repair can install your sump pump or repair your sump pump in the Marion, IN area.
Sump pumps are vital in the Marion, IN area to prevent basement flooding. It is the final defense against basement flooding because it pumps water out from the lowest part of the basement before the water can even reach the basement floor. When groundwater rises, it is diverted into the sump pit by a drainage pipe and once the water reaches a certain level in the sump pit, the sump pump is activated and the water is drained away from the foundation.
The sump pit, also called a basin or crock, is a hole designed to collect water and is outfitted with a sump pump that takes the water out of the pit and diverts it away from the foundation through a pipe. Then the sump pit starts to collect the groundwater again. A sump pit is installed in the lowest point in the basement.
PFS Basement & Foundation Repair uses sump pits and sump pumps manufactured by Earth Contact Products, the leader in basement waterproofing and foundation repair in the industry. The ECP sump pit is made of a unique bell shape which makes the sump pump system more efficient. This sump pit keeps more than twice the amount of water surrounding the sump pump inlet which prevents the sump pump from short cycling. Not only do sump pits collect water, they also collects soil gases, including radon.
The ECP sump pumps are the most energy efficient sump pumps on the market. They have high pumping capacities and infamous energy conservation. Our battery backup sump pumps protect your basement when there is a loss of power.
The benefits of having PFS Basement & Foundation Repair install an ECP sump pump and sump pit in your Marion, IN home include:
Here at PFS Basement & Foundation Repair, we offer sump pump repair and replacement to keep your basement dry and safe from water damage. If you already have an interior waterproofing system and sump pump system and are still dealing with a wet basement, consider investing in repair and replacement services for your sump pump. A sump pump system that has become damaged or worn down may not be able to adequately remove water from your home. Older sump pumps may not be able to keep up with the water coming into your basement. That is where sump pump repair and replacement come in handy. If you think you may need a new sump pump, contact the PFS Basement & Foundation Repair team to request an inspection. We will help you determine the best way to fix your sump pump system.
The professionals at PFS Basement & Foundation Repair will inspect your home and if you have an existing sump pump, we will check to see if it can be repaired or if you are in need of a new sump pump. Don't let a flooded basement cause more damage. Contact us today. We serve the Marion, IN area including Fort Wayne and Wabash, IN.