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.
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.
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.