A battery backup sump pump system is an important part of any basement waterproofing system. Why? Because it provides an extra layer of protection against basement flooding in the event of a power outage or torrential rains.
If your primary sump pump is powered by electricity and there is a power outage, your sump pump will not be able to do its job and your basement could flood. A battery backup sump pump system kicks in automatically when the power goes out and continues to pump water out of your basement until the power comes back on.
Just a few years ago Minnesota experienced the wettest spring on record and many waterproofing systems were overwhelmed leaving homeowners with wet basements. Having an extra pump to handle the torrent of water meant our customers with backup systems stayed dry the whole time.
THE RISKS OF NOT WATERPROOFING YOUR BASEMENT
failing to waterproof your basement can lead to a number of serious problems. For example, water can damage the foundation of your home, leading to cracks and leaks. In addition, damp conditions in your basement can create an ideal environment for mold and mildew to grow. This can cause respiratory problems for you and your family, as well as damage to your belongings.
HOW BATTERY BACKUP SYSTEMS WORK
A battery backup sump pump system consists of two parts: a backup battery and a backup sump pump. The backup battery is usually a 12-volt deep cycle marine battery. It is connected to the backup sump pump, which is similar to a primary sump pump but does not require electricity to operate. In fact, our backup sump pump can move almost as much water as our primary … and that’s saying something.
When the power goes out, the backup battery takes over and powers the backup sump pump. The backup sump pump then starts pumping water out of the basement just like the primary sump pump would.
In the case of torrential rains the backup pump will work in tandem with your primary sump pump to keep your basement dry.
STANDARD WATER’S BACKUP SYSTEM
The backup pump moves 2,400 gallons of water per hour at a 10 foot head. The battery can run 7 hours straight or intermittently for days and will remain viable for 5 to 7 years. The Backup Control Unit monitors household power, battery and pump conditions. It triggers and runs the backup pump once a week to assure proper operation and much more.
TWO DISCHARGE PIPES ARE A MUST
Most backup pumps are tied into the same discharge pipe as the main pump. We think this is a problem because you have two pumps driving water into a single discharge pipe. When you Combine our backup system with our Dual Seamless Discharge pipes you’ll nearly double your pumping capacity. If there’s ever a time when your primary sump pump is overwhelmed, you’ll need the extra pumping capacity to stay dry.
BASEMENT REMODELERS TAKE NOTE
TWO DISCHARGE PIPES ARE A MUST
Basement remodeling can provide extra living space that can be used for a variety of purposes, from a home office to a kids playroom. The average return on investment for basement remodeling is over 70%. A finished basement can be a major selling point for your home. Potential buyers will see it as an asset that adds value to the home. In addition, a finished basement can help to insulate your home and reduce energy costs. By finishing the basement, you’re effectively adding another level to your home, which can provide additional living space and privacy for your family.
Once done, you need to protect the flooring, furniture, and anything else you have downstairs from water damage. A basement waterproofing system will help keep things dry. A battery backup system will ensure that your basement stays dry even when the power goes out or one of those once-in-a-hundred-years storms overwhelms your primary pump.
A battery backup sump pump system is an important part of any basement waterproofing system because it provides an extra layer of protection against basement flooding in the event of a power outage or heavy rains. If your primary sump pump is powered by electricity and there is a power outage, your sump pump will not be able to do its job and your basement could flood. A battery backup sump pump system kicks in automatically when the power goes out and continues to pump water out of your basement until the power comes back on. When the sky opens up and dumps tons of water on your home, your backup sump pump will work hand in hand with your primary sump pump to keep your basement dry.
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