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Sump Pumps and Plumbers

clock March 17, 2010 19:30 by author blogadmin
When it comes to replacing your sump pump rely on waterproofing contractors to get a quality job.

 

So your sump pump needs replaced, who do you call? For many the first reaction is to call a plumber. Typical plumbing contractors are often the first call for many homeowners. Often they advertise that they offer this service, they claim to be qualified and they did unclog your sink that one time. Yes they were expensive but he got it unclogged. The problem – they are not specialized in replacing sump pumps nor do they understand your homes whole waterproofing system.

Your sump pump is the key to keeping your basement dry. It is what will allow you to finish off your basement without worry of potential basement flooding. When quality sump pumps, battery backup sump pumps and sump basins are installed correctly you can increase the amount of living space in your home. You will decrease humidity levels and get rid of the musty basement smell. If these are not installed correctly or cheap components are installed your investment in your basement can be ruined.

Unfortunately, plumbers often feel that sump pump installations are beneath them and so they will not size the sump pump correctly, they will not match the sump with the correct basin, they install basic plumbers grade equipment and the overall quality of the job leaves much to be desired. Throughout the industry these types of installations are referred as a sump-in-a-hole install. Plumbers do this to make a fast buck, or in many plumbers cases, many fast bucks.

Waterproofing contractors, on the other hand, are in the business to protect your home from water problems. They use better equipment, they understand sizing and application and they rely on referrals from happy homeowners. So, do not settle for a plumber – call a professional waterproofing contractor.

 



Basement Sump Pits

clock March 12, 2010 05:39 by author blogadmin
Dont rely for a "builders grade" sump pit to protect your home. The ECP bell shaped sump pit is the most efficent and highest performing sump pit available.

 

The ECP Sump Pit is the most efficient, safe and innovative sump pit liner available today! No longer do you have to settle for a glorified trash can or builders grade sump pit in your basement floor. This sump pit is molded from high quality, impact resistant polyethylene. This tough, seamless, corrosion proof construction together with the system’s innovative and patented bell design has set the standard for the future in wet basement drainage.  

The first thing that you will notice about the ECP Sump Pit is the unique design. This bell shaped design not only makes every sump pump system more efficient but it also increases the life of your sump pump system. The “bell” shape will keep more than twice as much water surrounding the sump pump thus preventing short cycling of your sump pump, effectively increasing the life of your sump pump system. It is efficient, affordable and guaranteed for life.

 

Benefits:

• Efficient Design

• Clear Lid for Inspection

• Built in Sump Pump Platform

• Prevents Sediment from Clogging Sump Pump

• Prevents Short Cycling of Pumps

• 33% More Total Water Capacity

 

This bell shaped sump basin also reduces soil moisture content thus reducing your basement humidity levels due to the fact that it performs as a subsurface drainage system. The perforated sides allow previously trapped ground water to freely enter the system and alleviate any potential damaging conditions. These engineered perforations create a natural well effect, which will eliminate hydrostatic pressure around and under your home creating a dry basement.


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