Friday, April 16th, 2021 by Margot Cornelius
The unsung and unseen hero in your basement is the sump pump. If you have spent years getting by with just a floor drain, consider yourself lucky if you haven’t experienced a flood and forewarned because it may happen. Floor drains are usually installed at the lowest part of your basement and rely on gravity to send water toward that exit. However, these drains are highly ineffective in the case of a major flood. They often drain into your sewage system which will overflow back into your basement when it reaches capacity.
The sump pump is the star of your waterproofing system and with more rain in the forecast, let’s acquaint you with your options before the rain hits the basement.
Not all sump pumps are created equal. The type of pump you need depends on your unique needs. There’s no need to settle for a sump pump that will simply get overwhelmed during a storm. You can make the right choice that will get you to a permanent solution. Today we will focus on the TripleSafe Sump Pump.
This is the Porsche of sump pumps and is a common choice among families that live here in the Midwest because our rainy season is no joke. A dry spell can be followed by days of rain producing a deluge of water in your basement and crawl space.
This pump has three levels of safety built in with three powerful pumps contained in one liner ready for any weather event. The first pump will take on almost any storm without a hitch. However, if you live near the water or you regularly see the heavens open with earth shattering rain, the second pump sits higher in the liner and kicks on if the first one if overwhelmed. So, what’s the third pump for? Armageddon? Well, if the power goes out and the first two pumps are inoperable, the third battery-powered pump keeps going. Now that’s peace of mind in three pumps. The TripleSafe sump pump is also the crown jewel of our perimeter waterproofing system and is responsible for discharging intrusive water at a rate that keeps your basement dry.
If your current sump pump has given you a false sense of security, call us so we can walk you through your options for a permanent solution.