Many homeowners have installed sump pumps in their basements to avoid the trouble of a flooded basement. There is a part of sump pumps that are often overlooked though. This part is just as important as the sump pump: a sump pit. Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing is your sump pit expert in Ohio. We are here to help you choose the sump pump and pit that is perfect for your basement.
The sump pit is where water from your basement pools to avoid flooding. After the water in your sump pit reaches a certain, preset height, the sump pump will pump the water out of the pit and away from your basement.
The efficiency and effectiveness of your sump pump are greatly impacted by your sump pit. Don’t allow your sump pit to be similar to a trash can. Pick a pit with a bell shape. This shape fits more water into the bottom of the pit, so it runs less often. Because of this, you’ll save energy and your sump pump will last longer. Depending on the soils surrounding your home, you may want to consider buying a pit with perforated holes. You’ll want a good quality lid. It should be airtight, sealed, and moisture proof. A clear lid allows you to make sure everything is operating correctly.
If you are installing a new sump pump system, make sure to take your time in selecting a sump pit. If you already have a sump pump system, be sure that your existing sump pit lives up to high standards. Do not settle for just anything when it comes to a sump pit. Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing will make sure to help you choose a sump pit that is perfect for your basement. Our products are made by ECP, the leading manufacturer of basement waterproofing in the industry. We are your sump pit experts. Call Today!