Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by Holly Richards-Purpura
Purchasing a home most likely is the biggest, most significant investment for anyone to make. These are the places where we live, entertain, and watch our families grow. Because homes play such an integral part of our lives, it is crucial to keep them as safe as possible.
What if one day you went into the basement to take care of laundry or put seasonal decorations away and you saw water on the floor? This can be alarming and frustrating for homeowners, but Ohio Basement Authority can help by installing the BasementGutter interior drainage system. This patented system intercepts seeping water, but then this water needs to be directed somewhere else other than back on the floor.
The solution is to install a sump pump system to get the water out of your basement for good. You shouldn’t settle for just any system. It’s easy to make hasty decisions in order to quickly solve the problem, so it’s important to do your homework before investing in this essential piece of equipment.
The most common sump pump systems are installed in metal basins in the floor with lids that rest on top of the basin and have openings for the discharge pipes. Some may not have lids at all. These are ineffective systems that will only cause more problems. The metal basins can easily rust and corrode, and partial or nonexistent lids allow water to evaporate back into the basement. This results in unpleasant odors and moisture issues that defeat the purpose of the sump pump in the first place. Objects and debris also can easily fall into the system and damage the pump.
All of the sump pump systems Ohio Basement Authority installs are safely housed within heavy-duty polyethylene liners complete with airtight lids. Our systems also feature only the very best Zoeller® pumps.
We offer a variety of systems to meet our customers’ diverse basement waterproofing needs. One of these is the SafeDri Premier Sump Pump System. The SafeDri features a 1/3 hp cast iron pump with a metal float switch. It resists clogging, can pump up to ½” solids, and is able to pump 2,650 gallons of water per hour.
The next step up is adding a battery back-up to the SafeDri Pro to create the SafeDri system. When adding the DC pump, charging system and battery, the SafeDri system will automatically turn on if the primary pump fails to operate. The SafeDri will pump out more than 11,000 gallons on a new, fully-charged battery. Now you can rest easy knowing your home is protected, even in the event of a power outage.
The king of all sump pump systems is the SafeDri Triple. Along with a 1/3 hp pump and a battery back-up system, the SafeDri Triple features an additional ½ hp pump inside the larger liner. The 1/3 hp pump handles the majority of the work; should it fail or not be able to keep up with heavy water flow, the ½ hp pump kicks on to give the system the boost it needs. If the power goes out, the battery back-up automatically takes over.
We also can keep leaking crawl spaces dry with the SafeDri Pro system. Like the SafeDri Pro X, the SafeDri Pro has a 1/3 hp pump. However, its lid and unique sump liner are specifically designed to accept the CrawlSeal crawl space encapsulation system for an airtight seal.
Whether you see a small puddle of water on your basement floor, or your basement has flooded completely, you need a trustworthy system you can rely on to keep water out of your home. Contact Ohio Basement Authority today for your free, no obligation inspection. Our expert team can give you peace of mind knowing your home will always be safe and dry!