Sump pumps are used for basement waterproofing, and help protect houses from water damage. Sump pumps are used in basements that have interior french drains and catch basins. The pump removes excess water by discharging the water into a public storm drain, dry well, or back into the environment at a safe distance away from the home.
When a complete basement drainage system is designed and installed, a primary sump pump can be wired directly into the home’s electrical system and includes a battery powered backup sump pump. Homeowners may lose power during heavy rainstorms. The battery powered backup sump pump allows for protection against water damage even when your electrical system is shut down and your primary sump pump is temporarily inoperable.
There are two types of sump pumps – submersible and pedestal. While pedestal pumps are more easily accessible because the motor is mounted above the sump, they are also more conspicuous and cannot be easily hidden. Submersible pumps are housed inside the sump and/or basin and can typically handle some debris without clogging, unlike pedestal pumps.
To ensure that your sump pump can work with your drainage system and perform according to your home’s needs, there are several things to consider.
- Type of operation
- Head pressure
- Phase and voltage
- Water level switch
- Backup system
Keystone Smart Pump System
Keystone Basement Systems’ reputation as one of the foremost industry leaders in Pittsburgh basement waterproofing comes, partially, from our commitment to being a Partner For Life to all of our customers. With lifetime inspections and maintenance, guaranteed to all customers, our sump pump systems can provide homeowners with a peace of mind that cannot be matched by any other system.
- Up to 230 hours of protection with self-recharging battery backup sump pump.
- Self-testing microprocessor checks battery status, vertical float switch and 12-volt pump operation, every 7 days.
- Voice alerts in advance of any problems.
- Auto-dialer notification calls up to 5 numbers to alert you and KBS of a problem before flooding occurs.
- Includes a connection port for 3rd party home security system notification.
Primary Sump Pump
Battery Powered Backup Sump Pump
What You Should Know Before Buying A Sump Pump
Whether you’re looking to replace an existing sump pump that no longer works, or buying your first pump, all homeowners want to avoid basement water damage. If your basement is not waterproofed properly, water can leak through your foundation walls and compromise the structural integrity of your home.
Before purchasing a sump pump from anywhere else, take advantage of our FREE 68 Point Inspection to discover what’s causing water leaks in your basement.
Any sump pump installations performed by Keystone Basement Systems’ certified waterproofing specialists include regular maintenance and are backed by our Lifetime Warranty.