Sump pumps are critical for keeping homes dry, especially ones in flat, low lying areas that have a tendency to accumulate a lot of water. By calling a professional waterproofing contractor to install a sump pump, you are not only saving yourself the cost of potential water repair or flooding restoration, but you are also protecting your family. After all, mold and mildew growth anywhere your home can be very hazardous. If you don’t have a basement waterproofing system already installed or if you suspect your current sump pump isn’t working, contact Kelley Construction for a quick, quality sump pump installation. We service Peoria, Pekin, Bloomington, and all the surrounding areas.
In short, sump pumps work by pumping out water that has collected in the sump pit away from your home. How does water get to the sump pit in the first place? Water generally gets to the sump pit through an interior or exterior drainage system that collects all the excess moisture absorbed into the ground.
Sump pumps are primarily run by electricity, but many also have a battery backup in case of emergency. A torrential downpour that knocks out your electricity would not be the time to have your sump pump quit working, after all.
Most homeowners don’t have a ton of knowledge about the basement waterproofing systems in their homes. As long as there isn’t any visible moisture, you may not think twice about what is actually keeping water outside of your home and away from your foundation. It’s important to know if your home has a sump pump, though, and regularly inspect it to make sure it’s functioning properly. Common signs that your sump pump may need repaired or replaced include the following:
A sump pump working inefficiently or not at all will not do you any good when it comes to keeping water out of your basement. By recognizing the signs of a broken or worn out sump pump and calling a basement waterproofing contractor immediately, you may be able to have your sump pump repaired or replaced before any damage occurs. Our contractors can assess your problem and let you know if a simple repair will take care of the issue or if a full sump pump replacement is needed.
Kelley Construction is your basement waterproofing expert. We provide quality, affordable sump pump installations that will disrupt as little of your daily life as possible while keeping moisture away from your foundation. Contact us today for a sump pump estimate or to learn about all of our wet basement solutions.