How To Choose The Right Sump Pump

What Is A Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a flood prohibiting device that collects any water that comes around the foundation and pumps it to a designated area that will no longer damage your foundation or basement. A Sump pump is not a required feature but when you dig a large area under the ground then the chances of water leaking in increases drastically.Proper installation of a Sump Pump is one of the main processes for waterproofing in Cincinnati.

Submersible Sump Pumps vs Pedestal Sump Pumps

There are two types of Sump Pumps. Below we describe both the Submersible and Pedestal Sump Pumps.The Pedal Sump Pump was the first of its kind but was soon over taken in popularity by the pedal sump pump. Read on as we describe the few differences as well as how to choose the right pump.

Submersible Sump Pumps

Submersible Sump Pumps are usually the best option for residential households. The key to selecting the perfect pump is to know what type of horsepower you need. Knowing this will spare you from a lot of future headaches and save you a lot of money in the long run.

If you are noticing a loss in water flow then you most likely need a Sump Pump with greater horse power. This is usually seen in houses that have a higher vertical lift or larger in horizontal width. The friction increases across larger distances causing your lower powered sump pump to be ineffective.

What level of Horsepower Do I need?

It is a good idea to check the HP that you currently have and stick with the same level when you purchase another pump. But knowing the different power levels and usages will help you consider if your current one will get the job done or not.

1/3 Horsepower
Sump Pumps at this current level of HP are good for the average sized home with average water tables. Before purchasing please check with the difference in output based on the manufacturer because they are not the same across the board.If you are seeing that this is not enough, then a simple upgrade to 1/2 HP pump will be your next option.

1/2 Horsepower

The next level up is for average sized homes with slightly higher water tables. This will provide you with atleast 30% to 40% more juice than the 1/3.

3/4 Horse Power
For larger sized homes we recommend a 3/4 HP Submersible Pump. This amount of power would be more effective with high water tables. With a boost of about 20% from the 1/2, the 3/4 HP will be ideal for areas that are likely to Flood.

Pedestal Sump Pumps

If you are limited by the small size of the sump pump pit then you must choose a pedistal Sump Pump. This will work above water because its much slimmer and won’t take up alot of space.

Picking The Perfect Pedistal Sump Pump

Just like the submersible sump pump, you also need to consider the size of the house and area when picking How much horsepower you need. If noise is a problem you will want to switch to a submersible one.


Basement Drainage Channel & Installation

Experiencing flooding or water leakage in your basement can be a nightmare. Especially if your basement served as another living room or storage facility. Preventative measures must be taken to make sure water never gets into your basement. Any amount of water can lead to mold problems and extreme structural damage. Installing a Sump Pump is usually the best course of action but this is only half your problem resolved. You must now figure out where the water will go.

How Do Drainage Systems Work?

The drainage channel will help rid the issue of your basement flooding. The channel is installed around the outside of your house’s walls. Once channel has been created, it will be covered with cement to secure the channel and prevent water from escaping its route.As it rains the draining system comes into effect by sending the water back into the water table, thus maintaining or creating a dry basement.

Basement Drainage Repair

Sometimes a drainage system can become clogged due to temperature changes that occur during seasonal changes. Certain unclogging chemicals that can be found at your local walmart may get rid of the clog but if that doesn’t work than you need to hire a professional to remove whatever is blocking the drainage system or repair whatever damage has occurred from within.