Sump pits are an integral part of the interior drainage system for any basement. The sump pit, also known as a sump basin or crock, is a large pit or hole that is specifically designed to store the water that the drain pipes and channels collect. Water can also drain into the sump pump through floor drains. The sump pit usually rests in the sump pit and turns on automatically once the water level in the sump pit reaches a certain level. This process prevents the sump pit from overflowing and flooding the basement. If you are in need of a sump pit for your interior drainage system, contact the basement waterproofing professionals at Rapid Foundation Repair right away.
When installing a sump pump in your basements, one of the most important things to consider is the location. The sump pit is usually placed at the lowest part of the basement or crawlspace. This allows the sump pump to effectively prevent water from pooling in your basement. Sometimes, sump pits come equipped with perforated holes around the perimeter. These holes are especially useful in areas where there is a lot of clay in the soil, as they help remove water from underneath the slab. If the soil is rather sandy, however, these perforations could cause the sump pump system to clog. Another important factor in sump pit installation is the size of the sump pit. The pit must be small enough to fit in the assigned area, but must also be wide enough at the base to allow room for water to collect. Contact a waterproofing expert to help you determine what type of sump pit that you need for your interior drainage system. Here at Rapid, we use sump pits from Earth Contact Products (ECP). ECP sump pits are the highest quality available. These heavy duty sump pits are made from high strength polyurethane to hold up for years without crushing or falling apart. The unique bell shape of the ECP sump pits helps them store a larger amount of water than other sump pits, and also allows the sump pumps to run less often, resulting in better overall efficiency. This increased efficiency also increases the life of the sump pump, since it does not have to run as often.
Sump pits from ECP offer a variety of benefits that can help keep your basement dry and safe. Some of these benefits are:
Not only are sump pits good for collecting water, but they can also collect gases in the soil, including radon. The sum pits will capture these gases and keep them contained with a sealed lid until they can be pumped out along with the water. This helps keep your safe from harmful gases. If you live in the Denver, Colorado area and are in need of sump pit installation, contact Rapid Foundation Repair today.
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