Basement Flooding

Sump Pit Installations

In the most basic of terms, a sump pit is a hole that collects water and fluids. Most sump pits are located in the basement. Their job is to prevent your basement from flooding!

Properly installed sump pits will contain a sump pump which removes water from the pit on a regular basis. Without a pump, your sump pit is in danger of overflowing and flooding your basement despite its good intentions!

Water can end up in your basement as a result of a huge number of circumstances: faulty window wells, a leaking foundation, heavy rainfall, spring runoff, etc. A sump pit will help make sure that this excess rainwater or groundwater doesn’t cause costly damage. Sump pits sit inside of a basin (also known as a sump) that collects water. Water is directed into the pit via a grill or grate. Typically, a sump pit is connected to the municipal water supply and/or the storm drain. The pump is activated by a floating device that tells it when the water level in the pit is getting too high. We make sure that you can also activate the pump manually. It’s a good idea to periodically drain the sump pit.

In addition to being regularly drained, sump pits should be completely drained and cleaned on a regular basis. Debris, mold, algae, and more can accumulate in a sump pit leading to unpleasant odors and even hazardous health effects. During a sump pit cleaning, the sump pump tubes should also be checked for clogs and blockages.

When the power fails, battery back-up emergency sump pumps can save the day. These back-up systems operate on a marine-grade battery and automatically start up when the power goes out.

Conterra Foundation & Repair has installed sump pump pits and sump pumps in the Halton/Hamilton area since 1993.  Furthermore, we provide sump pump cleaning and inspections to ensure your basement will stay dry during wet and rainy seasons.

To discuss installing a sump pit and sump pump at your residential or commercial property, please contact us to request your free quote!

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