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Our award-winning sump pump systems can installed in your home quickly and effectively by our certified waterproofers.
Each system includes a written warranty that is transferable to the next owner of the home, should you sell the house in the future.
Installing a sump pump system in your home, along with a perimeter drain system, is the fastest and most reliable way to dry a basement and keep it dry all the time!
Our dealers install most basement waterproofing systems in one, perhaps two days. Across the network, we've waterproofed tens of thousands of basements, and we're ready to help you!
We offer the following four sump pump systems:
Our preferred sump pump brand is Zoeller -- the oldest (and one of the largest) sump pump manufacturers in North America. Zoeller has been a family owned and operate company since they opened in 1939.
Our sump pumps are the quietest and most effective in the business! You'll love how quiet, reliable, and low-maintenance our systems are.
To schedule a free, no-obligation sump pump installation quote, contact us by phone or e-mail today! The Basement Systems Network operates throughout North America and Canada -- there's a locally owned and operated dealer in your neighborhood!
Millions of sump pump systems are sold each year -- and there are many different competing companies competing for that business. Each one offers different features and advantages that they claim makes their models the best.
At Basement Systems, we've had a full-time research and development department watching the industry grow and advance since 1987. We've taken the time needed to know exactly what works -- and what will lead to a basement flood.
Below are just a few reasons our sump pump systems are so popular:
At Basement Systems, we're proud to offer homeowners cast-iron, quality Zoeller sump pumps. These sump systems are superior in their ability to disperse heat from the motor to prevent overheating, while providing a powerful, clog-resistant design.
Each Zoeller pump motor is hermetically sealed and factory tested while 100% submerged in water to ensure proper functioning and quality.
Many of the primary reasons that sump pump failure occurs are due to overheating sump pump systems. By using a submersible pump system with a cast-iron core, the pump can naturally disperse this heat into the water as it pumps.
A submersible design will also allow the sump pump to reside inside the pit, resulting in quieter system operation.
If your sump pump system has no flood alarm installed, you will not know that your pump has failed until you see the flood in your basement. Each of our pumps includes a WaterWatch® Alarm that sounds off when water levels rise to high in the sump pit.
Our system is also compatible with many alarm systems -- so you can receive a phone call if there's a failure when you're not at home.
Sump pits that have no lid bring humidity, odors, and noise from the pump operation into your home.
Our sump pump systems include a durable, airtight lid that looks great! A ball-in-cup design drain can drain any water that ends up on the floor. Rubber grommets around pipes and wires help to seal the lid and contain vibrations from pipes as water rushes through.
Sump pumps are designed with moving mechanical parts. Like all things with moving parts, a sump pump will eventually fail.
Having a second (or third) line of defense in your sump pump system will keep your basement dry in the event of pump failure. Backup and secondary pumps can also kick in during exceptionally high water volumes.
When the day comes to waterproof your home, we'll send a full crew of waterproofers to your home, ensuring you a fast, effective installation. Our goal is to provide you with a clean, professional-looking installation that transforms the basement into dry, usable space, while also preparing it for finishing.
At Basement Systems, our installers take these six steps to install a sump pump system:
At the low point in the basement floor, our contractors jackhammer a section of the slab floor and dig out a sump pit. A durable, perforated liner is placed within the pit, and any remaining empty space outside is filled in with clean drainage stone. This protects your sump pump from mud and debris.
The size of the sump pit is important. If the sump pit is too small, the sump pump will pump out the water inside quickly, forcing it to turn on and off constantly, and burn out sooner than needed. If the pump liner is too large and deep, it will collect more water, and your sump pump will discharge more water than is necessary to keep your basement dry.
A sump pump system should be installed with a perimeter French drain system. This drain will collect water from around the perimeter of the basement (and from the walls), directing it to your sump pump before it can reach your basement floor.
To create this drain system, we jackhammer around the perimeter of the basement floor and create a trench in the basement floor.
We pour in a layer of clean drainage stone, and place one of our five basement drain systems, taking care to pitch the drain downhill towards the sump pump. Clean stone is poured around the edges and on top of the drain.
Holes are drilled in the wall for the discharge lines -- one per sump pump, and sump pump is plugged in. We recommend plugging each sump pump into a separate circuit, so a blown fuse won't disable your entire system.
Each sump pump rests on one or more sump pump stands, which keep the pumps off the bottom of the liner, where any dirt or debris is most likely to collect.
The airtight lid is fitted ion top of the liner, and rubber grommets are fitted around each pipe and wire to further seal the system and to keep noise to a minimum. Our WaterWatch® alarm is installed as a finishing touch, which may be wired to your home alarm system.
Jackhammering the concrete and creating a drainage trench around your basement creates a lot of waste! During the installation, our contractors will load this waste up in buckets, hauling it away when the work is complete as a complimentary service.
We'll also restore all sections of the floor that we removed while installing your waterproofing system. We use fresh concrete to cover up the drain and the area around the sump pit.
We'll make sure that any excess dust and dirt is cleaned up off the floor, and that your final installation is clean, neat, and professional looking.
Outside your home, we'll install an IceGuard® Discharge Line Fitting at the base of each of your drain lines. This provides an extra way for pumped-out water to exit your home, should the discharge line become clogged with ice or debris for any reason.
The discharge line itself is buried underground -- the installer is careful to remove and restore the lawn in a way that will not damage your landscaping.
At the end of the discharge line, we'll install a special LawnScape™ outlet, which blends in with your lawn perfectly and is flush with the landscaping so that a tripping hazard is not created.
At Basement Systems, we offer much more than simply sump pump and drainage systems.
Now that your basement is reliably dry, and can function as usable space for storage or finishing, you may want to consider upgrading your space.
We offer a wide variety of waterproof basement wall products that will either improve the appearance of your basement or prepare it for basement finishing afterwards. We also have a great selection of basement flooring, basement window products, and much, much more. Many of our contractors also offer basement services that include finishing the space with the Total Basement Finishing System.
At Basement Systems, we specialize in sump pump installation -- it's what we do every day! In fact, we've waterproofed tens of thousands of basements throughout North America and Canada -- in nearly every neighborhood.
There's a locally owned and operated dealer in your neighborhood who's waiting to help you! To schedule a free sump pump installation quote with your local, authorized Basement Systems dealer, call or e-mail us today!
Each free quote includes an on-site professional inspection and measurement, a custom-designed cost quote, and a complimentary copy of our full-color basement waterproofing book. Get started on reclaiming your basement as dry, usable space today!
Our innovative and forward-thinking approach to designing products has solved wet basement problems that the basement waterproofing and crawl space industry has faced for decades, and our patented sump pump systems are the smartest and most reliable. Plus we listen to our customers and respond accordingly! Basement Systems Inc. has been awarded 24 Patents and 19 Innovation Prizes on waterproofing products we use every day, including a battery back up sump pump system. This approach ensures the best waterproofing systems and solutions available.