Crawl space sump pumps are a great way to channel water away from the foundation of your home and can be an integral part of your waterproofing system. If your property is located in a low-lying area in a place that sees heavy rainfall, like Eastern Tennessee, it’s essential to eliminate any possible flooding potential. A crawl space sump pump installation can help prevent water from invading and damaging your basement, crawl space, and home.
In the case of a sump pump failure, your basement or crawl space may flood, causing costly damage to your home and valuables. A wet crawl space can lead to major issues, such as crawl space mold growth, crawl space wood damage, and possible foundation failure. It’s crucial to have a reliable sump pump system in your crawl space or unfinished basement to protect your home by removing excess water even during the wettest of weather conditions.
A sump pump is a device in your crawl space that uses a motorized pump to channel excess water out of the crawl space and through a drainage system to the outside. It has a basin (sump pit) and a pump. The sump basin collects rainwater and other moisture that drains down through the floor slab. A sump pump directs the collected water into an outside drainage pipe before it can cause any issues.
Even one inch of sitting water can cause significant problems in your home. It is imperative to keep your foundations and crawl space dry from water intrusion by installing a sump pump system if necessary.
Have you had water problems in your crawl space before? Are there cracks in your concrete slab? Is the soil around your home compacted? Do you need to seal your foundation walls and floors? All these issues could be contributing factors that lead to water intruding into your crawl space.
Sump pumps are essential tools when standing water accumulates in your crawl space. When it rains heavily, it is crucial to have a sump pump to pump water away from your home so that you don’t lose valuable time trying to find where the leak was coming from while water is sitting there.
A sump pump is a vital part of any basement waterproofing project because it helps ensure that you won’t face future mold, rot, plumbing, foundation, or other structural problems caused by excessive amounts of water in your crawl space.
There are two types of sump pumps for crawl spaces: submersible pumps and pedestal pumps.
The difference between them is that submersible pumps sit entirely under the ground level of your crawl space while pedestal pumps are partially above ground. Submersible pumps are more efficient than pedestal pumps at removing water from a crawl space.
Pedestal pumps are typically easier to install and maintain. They’re also less expensive than submersible pumps.
However, if you live in a location prone to heavy rainfall, then you should consider having a submersible sump pump installed to make sure water isn’t sitting under or around your foundation as it is the more powerful sump pump.
At DryTech Waterproofing, our sump pump experts can recommend the best type for your needs. Call us today at (865) 410-1077 for a FREE estimate.
The average lifespan of a sump pump is ten years, although some units last several decades.
You can expect a submersible pump to last for about 10 years; a pedestal type has a lifespan of 25–30 years. The pedestal pump has a longer lifespan than the submersible pump since it is not submersed in water and easier to maintain. They are known to last 2–5 times longer and are cheaper than a submersible pump, but are not as effective.
DryTech sump pumps are designed to work in any crawl space environment. You can be sure we have the right sump pump for you. Our pumps are able to work for the smallest crawl spaces to the most extensive basements! Contact DryTech today for a solution to your wet crawl space and prevent flooding in the future.
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