A sump pump requires plumbing in a discharge pipe. This pipe will run from the sump pump, up and through the wall of your foundation, into an exterior drain, and then across your lawn to a dry well or your municipal storm drain. The piping must have the proper pitch to drain effectively. Furthermore, a check valve must be installed in the piping to prevent the pumped water from returning to the sump pump at the end of a pumping cycle.
A home is a place where we grow up. It should be a healthy, happy and safe environment but there is a lurking fungus all around us waiting for the right moment to attack. This fungus is mold. It is in the air we breathe in the form of spores, and the levels change seasonally. You breathe them in daily, … Read More
We never think about it. What is underneath our basement floors? We are too busy enjoying the rest of the house to ponder on that thought. Our basements may be unfinished and occupied by the usual suspects; a furnace, oil tank, water heater, water treatment tanks, washer, dryer, forced-air heating system, and storage. There is no reason to be down … Read More
Any new home constructed with a basement below the water table is a candidate for a sump pump, but sometimes the sump pump is not strong enough to handle local rainfall or super soakers. Sometimes, a house does not come with a sump pump. Owners of a new home are often left to wonder, “How is a flood possible in … Read More