Sump pumps are becoming a big hit in the crawl space industry because of the volume of water they can move out of an area. At Priority Pest, we have over 40 years of experience with sump pump systems and installations. We sometimes see crawl spaces in neighborhoods that were built on old swamp grounds, and the homes there are constantly having water seep from the ground into the crawl space. Homes on the water can experience flooding when high tide comes in, damaging the crawl space. Another big factor to look at when you have a flooding problem is to consider the grading of your yard. The grading from your yard to the crawlspace could be the source.
At Priority, we install sump pumps the right way. We make sure that each sump pump’s project design includes the proper size pump for the house and affected space. We start our sump pump projects by using a basin, three feet tall by three feet wide, and dig a hole under the house for the basin. We spread the leftover dirt from the dig and fill in low areas under the home. Then, we fill up the basin with gravel so that only clean water is sucked up in the pump. To finish off the basin area, we drill holes in the basin to allow water to flow easily.
Next, we dig trenches under the home, all leading back the basin. This way we know that all the water will be diverted to the pump. Then, we have a master electrician hook up the wiring, while we run all the plumbing. Finally, we run the end of the line to a ditch, so that when the sump pump system disperses water, it will not affect your yard. Of course, we always call Miss Utility before digging.