Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are used to wet weather. But the Springtime can bring even heavier rains which can often be the cause of basement flooding. As every home is unique, flooding in the basement can occur for different reasons including clogged gutters, sewer backup, water seepage through the walls or even cracks in the foundation and each can require its own specialized method waterproofing repair. But if you notice water or moisture on your basement floor where the walls and floor meet, one of the first things you should consider is a sump pump installation. Besides waterproofing your basement by sealing cracks and making sure the external area of your home is designed properly to keep groundwater out of your house, a sump pump installation can be instrumental in helping keep your basement dry.
A sump pump provides assistance to your home’s foundation drainage system by pumping excess groundwater out of your basement via a motorized pump. Electricity is required to power the sump pump, and it is recommended that you hire a professional plumber to install it because there are several things to consider, including which type of sump pump is right for your home. Depending on the conditions of your home, usually you would choose from either a submersible or a pedestal sump pump, and we can make recommendations on what will work best for your situation.
We have the experience and expertise you can rely on to help mitigate and prevent basement flooding in your home. If you have any questions, or would like a consultation please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are happy to help!