Crawl Space Sump Pump
A crawl space sump pump is similar to a basement sump pump, except it is somewhat smaller in size. However, the two work the same way, and they both have the same goal of keeping water out of the space below the home. This sump can be installed quickly, and it is easy to maintain. It is durable, strong, and designed exclusively for use inside of a crawl space environment.
It's important to keep your crawl space dry so that you don't have to deal with sagging floors, wood rot, mold growth, deteriorating structural integrity, pest invasions, or with any other problems associated with a wet crawl space under a home in this area.
The pump on the sump is the main part of the unit and it is responsible for pushing water from the basin out and away from the home to a safe distance away where it won't easily be able to get back into the crawl space to cause problems.
The sump basket is sometimes referred to as the "pit" or 'basin," and it is installed inside the crawl space in the floor. Drainage systems are attached the sump, and when water reaches a certain level inside of the pit, it will be sent away from the home.
It is recommended that you get a battery backup sump installed in your crawl space for extra protection against flooding and leaks. This could be from water coming up through the ground if you don't have a floor liner in place, or it could be from moisture getting in through the crawl space skirt if you don't have a vapor barrier installed. The backup unit will be activated if the main pump fails due to mechanical failure, or because of a power outage. The switch-over is all automatic, and you don't have to worry about switching any levers or hitting any buttons to get the backup unit to work.
Please give us a call today if you have questions about getting a sump pump installed, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with a crawl space professional in your home. We look forward to hearing from you soon.