If your basement is prone to flooding, a sump pump is often the best solution. At Global Basement Waterproofing, installing sump pumps in MA is one of the most effective methods we have for preventing basement flooding. But installing a sump pump is not a one-size-fits-all operation. Every house and basement is different, so there are multiple factors to consider when selecting a sump pump.
Let’s take a look at the different types of sump pumps, and which is best for your MA home.
Submersible or Pedastal
Most houses with a sump pump have what is called a primary sump pump. There are two types of primary sump pumps: submersible and pedestal pumps. The difference between these two types of pumps is where the motor sits in the sump basin. As you might expect, a submersible pump’s motor sits under the water in the basin. The motor of a pedestal pump stays above the water. A pedestal pump is best if you can only dig a small basin because the motor is not designed to be under the water.
Battery Backup Sump Pumps
If frequent power outages are a concern, it’s a good idea to get a battery backup sump pump. You normally wouldn’t get one of these pumps on its own, but having a backup can be a lifesaver. Even if you don’t often experience power outages, a backup battery pump will also kick in if your primary pump fails for any reason.
Combination Pump Systems
Combination sump pump systems are exactly what they say they are: a combination of a primary pump and a battery backup pump. People who live in an area with frequent power outages often opt for a combination pump. Dealing with a power outage is stressful enough, you don’t want to have to deal with a flood in your basement on top of it.
Global Basement Waterproofing Installs Sump Pumps in MA
Tired of dealing with a flooded basement? You need Global Basement Waterproofing for sump pumps in MA. Winter is approaching, but your basement can flood at any time of year. And if you install a sump pump now, you’ll be ready for all the melting snow come spring.