What is a Sump Pit - Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services

What is a Sump Pit

By on September 11th, 2013
Tags: Basement Waterproofing, Residential Blog, Water drainage

Sump Pits in Ohio

Sump Pump PitOhio, meaning “great river” or “large creek”, tells you something about how your basement or crawl space could need waterproofing. Severe weather and moderate rainfalls are common in Ohio. As the soil gets saturated and groundwater rises, water can start to accumulate in your basement or crawl space. Sump pumps are a great defense for keeping water from entering. Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing offers sump pumps as one of their many basement waterproofing solutions. A sump pump sits in what is called a sump pit.

What is a sump pit? The sump pit is a hole with a gravel base dug into the lowest part of your basement or crawl space. As water enters the pit, an activator or sensor on the sump pump turns the sump pump on automatically. It moves the water away from the home through pipes. Because sump pumps run off of electricity, Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing has battery backup systems to ensure your pump will work even if the electricity goes out. Contact us for any of your sump pit needs in Ohio.

Sump Pits in Pennsylvania

Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing uses the best sump pumps made in the industry. Our energy efficient pumps are made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer of waterproofing products in the industry. The 1/3 or 1/2 horsepower pumps can pump up to 5,000 gallons per hour. The bell shape sump pit, where the sump pump sits, is made of strong polyethylene that will last for years to come. Because of its shape, it allows for more water to collect and lessens the number of times the pump operates. Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing offers a 6 month same as cash financing program so you can have the sump pump now and pay later. We have been in business for over 30 years and our experience and professionals will take care of any of your sump pit needs in Pennsylvania. Call today!

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