The Need for a Sump Pump Makeover
This traditional open-top sump pump is allowing moisture to escape from it. With reliance on a single pump, this system is left vulnerable to failure in severe weather conditions.
Triple Safe Sump Pump Contains Moisture
We installed the TripleSafe sump pump system in this church. TripleSafe is a safeguard feature that includes the use of three pumps to ensure this basement will stay dry, even in power outages and severe weather events. In the case of heavy water or primary pump failure, the second and more powerful pump will kick in, if there is a power outage the battery powered UltraSump will take over. With a closed lid, moisture is unable to escape out the top.
Replacing the Concrete
Once the WaterGuard drain is in place and drainage stone is filled in around it, concrete is replaced over top. The wall flange creates a small gap that allows moisture from the walls and cove joint to freely flow into the drain.
The Seamless Finished System
Upon completion of the concrete replacement process, this concrete floor is once again seamless. The WaterGuard system goes virtually unnoticed and the Triple Safe sump pump is level with the floor making it minimally invasive of useful space.
IceGuard Offers Additional Security
This IceGuard fixture installed just outside the church inline with the discharge line, creates an escape for water exiting the system in an event where the discharge line freezes and becomes blocked. This can become a problematic issue especially in the colder months.
Floor Shows Evidence of Water
Water has unarguably been puddling on this floor. The stains on this concrete are strong visual evidence of that.
The Installation Process Begins
Concrete is removed at the base of the walls to expose the church's footing and to allow the beginning of the installation process. Now the WaterGuard drain is set in place and drainage stone is filled in around it.