Crawl Water Intrusion
Does your crawl space need a sump pump?
In a perfect world you would not have water intrusion into your crawlspace. While it is important to make sure all gutters and downspouts are working correctly and water is draining at least several feet from the home, there are times ground water will get into your crawl space. While outside drainage and waterproofing can sometimes solve this problem having a sump pump in your crawl is very often needed.
A crawl space sump pump is a device that is used to remove water that has entered the crawlspace from the ground or from other sources of water intrusion. It not only will help pump ground water out but should have a pipe burst the sump pump can help remove that water as well. A sump pump works by collecting water in a sump pit and then pumping the water out of the crawlspace and away from the foundation.
The sump pump is activated when the water level in the pit reaches a certain level. Crawl space sump pumps are a great way to prevent water damage to your home and foundation, as well as to prevent mold growth and other moisture-related problems in the crawl space. They are especially useful in areas that are prone to flooding or have high water tables. It is important to ensure that the sump pump is properly installed and maintained. We recommend sump pump with battery backup so it can continue to pump water even in the event of a power loss or power outage.