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In a basement waterproofing system, a sump pump is a pump used to remove water that has been collected by other waterproofing systems such as wall waterproofing and drainage. Sump pumps will pump this collected water away from the property to a place where it is no longer problematic.
Sump pumps are particularly useful where a space below ground suffers from regular flooding. They can also help in the treatment of damp basements where the water table lies above the property foundations.
It is important that sump pumps are efficiently maintained as debris can enter the pump and prevent it from working at full capacity. It is important to inspect the sump pump every six months to ensure no problems have developed in this period.
If you are going to rely on a sump pump (and the most effective basement waterproofing systems and basement conversions do), you will want to ensure it is reliable, has a battery backup, and is powerful enough to handle a heavy amount of rain water.
Before selecting your sump pump, make sure you ask these 3 vital questions:
For more information on what to consider, visit our compare sump pumps web page to view a video on the essential features of a sump pump and what you should be looking out for.
This video from Basement Systems, our friends in the USA, perfectly summarises all you need to know about the different types of sump pumps available.Compare sump pumps
At Wise Basement Systems, there are three main sump pump systems we offer. These pumps can be part of the water management solution to any kind of property - commercial or domestic.
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This pump can handle 2220 gallons per hour, which should be more than enough for most water management systems. It also resists clogging and can pump up to 12mm of solids. Properly looked after, it will perform reliably for many, many years.
Handling an incredible 6600 gallons per hour, this pump is often referred to as the "world's best sump pump system". If you need the peace of mind that comes with ultimate protection, then our Triple Safe sump pump system is for you.
If you need to be completely sure that your sump pump will be ready whatever the situation, our pump battery backup system will protect your property from any potential sump pump power failure.
Our sump pumps are not the only waterproofing products we use to ensure that any basements, cellars and underground spaces we work on stay dry. If you would like to find out about the products we use on walls and floors, or the types of drainage solutions we install, then click on the button below to view our waterproofing products page.
Interested in finding out more about sump pumps? Contact our Wise Basement Systems team on 0808 256 4538 or click to contact your local branch.
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