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Ridding your basement or crawlspace of water isn’t always an easy task, but it’s essential in protecting your home from water damage in the event of weather or drainage problems. As you’re probably aware, having standing water can lead to a variety of problems including drywall or even foundation damage, not to mention the rise of mold—which poses a threat to your family’s health. As basements in our area are often susceptible to water buildup, a sump pump is a great way to reduce the risk of damage to your house.
Why Should Michigan Homeowners Consider Sump Pumps?
Sump pumps are designed to remove water from basements and crawlspaces that are prone to flooding by directing the water to a nearby storm drain or dry well. Basements below the water table are vulnerable to flooding and often require a sump pump. When rain or snow causes water to build up, the pump is activated and begins removing the water. This process keeps your basement dry and decreases your risk of damage.
StayDry Waterproofing sells and installs a full line of variable horsepower sump pumps from Wayne, a leading manufacturer. Whether you’re looking for sump pump installation in a crawl space or a basement, our experienced consultants will recommend and design a water pumping system specific to your individual needs.
All pumps installed by StayDry carry a one-year replacement warranty from the original date of installation. If anything goes wrong with your sump pump within that period, we will replace your sump pump with a brand-new product. StayDry will also fit your pump with a back-up battery system, in case you’re away from home and lose power.
Heavy-Duty Sump Crock Basins
In addition to Wayne pumps, we offer customers this 18″ x 22″ heavy-duty sump basin, which is designed for retrofit and new construction. The specially designed stacking ribs give this basin extra strength and long-term reliability, and it remains secure with sealed gas-tight & secure bolt-down lids. As a result, each basin is completely child-proof.
Prevent Disasters Before They Start
StayDry Waterproofing knows the importance of keeping water from entering your home, as the presence of water can leave damaging effects. As mentioned, installing a sump pump in your home’s basement or crawlspace can play a large role in preventing further damage. Here is a list of just a few benefits of installing a sump pump:
- Have a Flood-Free House. In times of heavy rain, your basement can quickly fill up with water. At times like these, the high level of water can ruin any possession in the area and affect the structure of your home. A sump pump can easily prevent this.
- Un-invite Mold and Mildew. If there’s water, there will be mold and mildew. Mold is harmful to both your home and your health. Sump pumps keep your basement dry and inhospitable to mold and mildew.
- Increase Property Value – Of course protecting your home from flooding helps your property value. Additionally, having this technology installed in your basement is a great investment and selling point.
- Prevent Electrical Fires – Aside from being ruined themselves, the electrical appliances in your basement can be short circuited when water enters, ultimately causing electrical fires.
Overall, sump pumps protect your home and everything in it from the damage water can easily cause. Sump pumps keep out termites, protects metal from corrosion, and help control damp and humid conditions within your home.
In addition to installing a sump pump in your basement or crawlspace, other approaches to waterproofing your home will improve its resistance to water and further prevent the damaging effects of such. At StayDry, we specialize in waterproofing to ensure your home is safe from the dangers of structural damage and mold growth. Contact us today or give us a call at 800.782.9379 to get started.