Sump pumps normally work in combination with a sump pit.
The sump pit is simply a hole dug into the ground generally
in the basement or crawlspace of a house, which allows water
to collect in it. The pump then pumps the water out of that
sump pit hole.
A basement or crawlspace sump pump is most often used in
situations where the house's basement or crawlspace is below
the water table level or where flooding is common. But those
are not the only areas where a sump pump and pit may be
deemed useful. In most homes that have a basement, odds are
they have a sump pump, especially if they have a finished
basement with furniture in it.
Types of Sump Pumps
There's usually two types of sump pumps: a pedestal, or
upright style and a submersible style. As their name
reflects, the pedestal style sump pump sits above the sump
pit, and it's easier to reach and perform maintenance and
cleaning. A submersible sump pump actually goes down into
the sump pit itself. The submersible sump pumps are
difficult to reach and perform maintenance on of course, but
they are sealed in a sealed housing to prevent electrical
short circuits when water collects in the pit.
When the rain comes and the soil around your foundation
becomes saturated, that water can leak into the basement or
crawlspace. Just an inch of water can do extensive damage,
so precaution becomes the norm.
Southeastern Home Solutions can work directly with you to
determine your sump pump needs. Sump pumps feature a sump
pit that is normally attached to a drain system that runs a
safe distance away from the home. We can also provide
battery back up sump pumps for that added protection during
inclement weather or power outages. Our team is well trained
in interior waterproofing
methods as well as crawlspace
waterproofing and basement waterproofing to help keep your
home safe and healthy. Call today to get an estimate
waterproofing project for your Huntsville, Birmingham, or Chattanooga home..