What Is a Sump Pump?

A sump pump is designed to remove water that collects from a drainage system in your basement or crawl space. It prevents water damage by pumping the water out as it builds up and away from your home, ensuring your foundation remains dry and protected.

Key Benefits of
Having a Sump Pump

A good sump pump is the cornerstone of every foundation waterproofing system. At The Basement Doctor, we install and maintain sump pumps that offer numerous benefits, such as:

  1. Stair Step Cracks

    Foundation Protection

    With a reliable sump pump, you can protect your basement or crawl space from water intrusion, reducing the risk of costly water damage and mold growth.

  2. Tipping or Bowing

    Indoor Air Quality

    A sump pump helps maintain a healthier indoor environment by reducing humidity levels and decreasing the chances of mold and mildew growth.

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    Extended Foundation Lifespan

    By keeping your basement or crawl space dry and preventing water-related issues, a sump pump contributes to the lifespan of your foundation, minimizing the risk of structural damage over time.

  4. Horizontal or Vertical Cracks

    Property Value

    Installing a sump pump can enhance the value of your property, provide peace of mind, and attract potential buyers if you decide to sell your home.

  1. Stair Step Cracks
    Foundation Protection

    With a reliable sump pump, you can protect your basement or crawl space from water intrusion, reducing the risk of costly water damage and mold growth.

  2. Tipping or Bowing
    Indoor Air Quality

    A sump pump helps maintain a healthier indoor environment by reducing humidity levels and decreasing the chances of mold and mildew growth.

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    Extended Foundation Lifespan

    By keeping your basement or crawl space dry and preventing water-related issues, a sump pump contributes to the lifespan of your foundation, minimizing the risk of structural damage over time.

  4. Horizontal or Vertical Cracks
    Property Value

    Installing a sump pump can enhance the value of your property, provide peace of mind, and attract potential buyers if you decide to sell your home.

    Sump Pumps from The Basement Doctor

    At The Basement Doctor, we provide a FREE inspection to help you find the right sump pump for your home. We offer installation for a wide range of durable sump pumps, basins, battery backups, and discharge line protection products backed by best-in-class manufacturer's warranties. In addition, we offer annual maintenance to keep your pump running when you need it most.

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    Reviews From Happy
    Customers

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    David Betts
    David Betts
    2024-04-18
    Woke up this morning with a sup pump that had died and a wet basement. In just a few hours I had a new pump installed with a backup pump for power outages and if the initial pump fails. Great fast service!!! Highly recommend!!!
    Dustin Davis
    Dustin Davis
    2023-12-14
    They were quick, courteous, and professional every step of the way. If there were any concerns about any of the work, they explained everything out, or fixed any issue that may have come up. Their work is high quality, and while the job is expensive, they work with you to make everything as easy as possible. Definitely recommend!
    p hulsey
    p hulsey
    2023-12-12
    The guys were polite and professional very easy to work with. Did a great job.
    d willison
    d willison
    2023-10-02
    our problem was solved with basement doctor
    Kamal Patel
    Kamal Patel
    2023-08-19
    They provided great service for a wall repair that needed to get done. Would highly recommend!
    Jacob Spring
    Jacob Spring
    2023-08-04
    The crew was great. Job was done professionally and everything went exactly as described and on time. Would definitely recommend.
    Henry Lippman
    Henry Lippman
    2023-07-21
    Lee, our tech was on time and a very personable guy. Very efficient and he explained all options we have for improving our system. I would recommend him for your needs.
    Joan Ayers
    Joan Ayers
    2023-07-10
    I liked the quick and fast service. Also let me know about updates that need to be done which i otherwise had no idea about.
    Susan Armstrong
    Susan Armstrong
    2023-07-10
    They provide excellent service and keep you informed during the entire process. We recommend them highly!

    Common Questions About Sump Pumps

    We know you want to make informed decisions about your home. At The Basement Doctor, we’re here to help with answers to frequently asked questions about sump pump installation and maintenance:

    How often should a sump pump be tested?
    Sump pumps should be tested at least once every three to four months to ensure they function correctly. This can be done by pouring water into the sump pit to activate the pump and verify that it pumps water out effectively.

    At The Basement Doctor, we provide annual maintenance to test your sump pump and ensure its reliability regularly.

    What size sump pump do I need for my basement?
    The size of the sump pump you need for your basement depends on factors such as the size of the basement, the water table in your area, and the level of potential water intrusion. It’s best to consult with our professionals to determine the appropriate size and capacity for your needs.
    Can a sump pump fail during a power outage?

    A standard sump pump relies on electricity, which can fail during a power outage. However, backup options, such as battery-powered sump pumps, can provide protection even when the power is out.

     

    At The Basement Doctor, we offer battery backup systems and other backup solutions to ensure your sump pump continues to operate during power outages.

    How long does a sump pump typically last?
    The lifespan of a sump pump can vary depending on factors such as the quality of the pump, frequency of use, and maintenance. On average, a sump pump can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years. Regular maintenance and timely replacement when necessary are essential for optimal performance.

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