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Construction and Contractors: All in a Day's Work

Can you imagine being a contractor? You start you morning by picking up supplies at the local building store. You drop off those supplies at one job site, and then you drive to another job site where you spend four hours mudding drywall. As that dries, you make calls to some of your suppliers, and then you meet with a client about a new job across town. As evening rolls in, you drive back to the other construction site and sand down some of that drywall. If this sound like a fun day to you, then you've stumbled on the right blog! This is a blog about construction, and you'll fit right in.


Sump Pump Installation Variables For A Residential Basement

A sump pump pit and pump will prevent water accumulation within a basement. A building contractor or waterproofing specialist can install a pump at the onset of a foundation installation or renovation process.

Water Concerns

If a new home is being built on marshy land or on a low-lying parcel of land, there may be concerns about how excessive rainfall will affect the design of a home. Areas that receive a relatively high amount of rainfall may also trigger concerns about water accumulation. Water that seeps into a basement can cause cracks to form in concrete walls and floors. Household goods that are stored in an area that is prone to water accumulation can become damaged.

A concern about flooding may lead to a contractor recommending the installation of a sump pump. A pump will remain active throughout the time that it is turned on. It will not, however, be performing any pumping action, unless a water sensor is triggered. A water sensor determines when the water has begun pooling across a surface.

Installation Techniques

A contractor will assess a set of building plans or an existing basement's design. They will determine where a pump pit should be located. If an existing basement is being upgraded, any past flooding issues may have a bearing on where a pump pit is installed. A pit will be a recessed area where a sump pump will be set up in. The area will look like a small hole within the basement floor.

The size of a pump pit will need to be in relation to the size of a pump. A pit will need to be deep enough to hold the pump, plus allow a cover to be secured over the pit. After the pit is installed, a contractor will match the pit with a sump pump that is adequately sized. A pump will contain a motor and hoses. A pump will require the use of electricity. A pump installation may necessitate that flexible or rigid plumbing tubes are attached to the main pump unit.

A contractor will install and secure each plumbing piece that will actively be used to route water from a basement. The end section of the plumbing will be secured to a foundation wall. As water is transported, it will be released outdoors. A grated cover is often used to prevent debris from entering a pump pit. The omission of debris will prevent blockages within the sump pump's plumbing lines.

For more information, reach out to a sump pump installation service near you.