Keep the water out of your basement with a sump pump and backup sump pump!
The older your home, the more likely it is to develop cracks around your foundation and basement windows. There are many ways water can enter your basement including: unsealed basement windows, unsealed hatchways, cracks in the floor, and over the top of the foundation.
By having all of these areas properly sealed, you’ll go a long way towards preventing water intrusion into your basement. At the same time, basement sealing and repair work can be expensive, especially if parts of your foundation need to be replaced. Plus, not all cracks are visible to the naked eye.
So what’s a careful homeowner to do, especially during the spring rainy season?
Consider installing a sump pump and a backup sump pump to protect your basement, all the valuables you store there and to prevent mold and mildew build-up.
Sump Pump Benefits & Types
Your first line of defense is an electrically powered sump pump. More often than not, one pump can handle the water entering your basement, unless the power goes out.
For added protection, you also should consider a back-up pump. When the power goes out, your battery-powered sump pump will kick in immediately and take over until the power is restored. A fully-charged battery can keep the backup pump running for up to eight hours. At SolvIt, we install both main and battery-powered sump pumps, an effective “one, two” combination. We also repair all makes and models. SolvIt licensed technicians also provide repairs and service of well pumps.