Basement Water Infiltration Help
If your basement is susceptible to water infiltration during rain there is one big step you can take that will not break your bank.
Consider a Sump Pump
If the home or building does not have a Sump Pump and the water infiltration is due to groundwater, we would recommend installing a Sump Pump . Water can infiltrate through a crack on the foundation walls as well. In most cases if this happens and the basement is finished, the water will travel down the concrete foundation wall onto the floor/carpet/tile making the homeowner think he has a groundwater infiltration issue. In this case, if a sump pump was installed it would not solve the Water infiltration coming in from a crack in the concrete foundation wall.
What is a Sump Pump?
Sump pumps are cylindrical pumps that are placed at the lowest point of your basement. If your basement is prone to flooding, your sump pump automatically turns on and pumps water from your basement before it can cause water damage.
How Do They Work?
Sump pumps can be placed in your basement to pump water from your house into a drain and somewhere that it won’t cause damage to your home. They’re placed at the lowest point of your basement so the water drains into it, and they only turn on when they encounter water which saves electricity. Most sump pumps use a simple float switch, which is a sensor floating on the water, to tell the pump when the water level is getting too high.
Sump Pump Benefits
- Preventing basement flooding
- Helps protect from sewage backups
- Helps protect your home from mold and mildew
- Increased property value
- Reduces humidity level in home
- Can help minimize heating costs with continuous drainage system.
- Prevention of termite or insect infestation