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Why Homeowners Should Consider Adding a Battery Backup System When Waterproofing Their Basement

When it comes to waterproofing your basement, there’s no doubt you want to make sure the job is done right. After all, why spend money on a waterproofing system when water will just keep finding its way back into your basement? Nowadays, many homeowners are opting to include a battery backup system in their waterproofing plans. 

What is a Battery Backup System?

A battery backup system serves as an emergency power source during power outages. When installed with a second sump pump, it allows your system to continue pumping even when the electricity has gone out and the primary pump goes silent. This can be invaluable during heavy rainstorms when the power might go out. 

In case of flooding, when your sump pump needs to work even harder than usual our battery backup system will use the second discharge pipe we installed with your waterproofing system to double your pumping capacity. This feature came in real handy when we had the wettest spring on record. The homes with battery backup systems reported they were safe, and dry.

Why Add One? 

Adding a battery backup system to your waterproofing plan can provide peace of mind that your basement won’t get flooded if a storm knocks out your power. Even better, you don’t have to worry about manually switching on the pump in times of emergency; with a battery backup system, it’ll kick in automatically as soon as the electricity goes off and start working right away. It also runs quietly and doesn’t require much maintenance—just make sure to keep an eye on the battery levels and replace them every few years as needed. You should schedule regular maintenance checks. Peace of mind for minimal cost.

Cost-Effective Investment                     

Including a battery backup system with your waterproofing plan isn’t just convenient—it’s cost-effective too! Many homeowners assume that adding such systems will be expensive but in reality, they’re quite affordable and can save you thousands of dollars in potential damage from flooding down the line. 

Our System

Insurance experts suggest homeowners install battery backup pump systems in their homes and some policies may offer a discount on premiums if a backup system is installed. We suggest you check with your insurance agent after installation.

Control Unit

  • Monitors household power, battery and pump conditions
  • Triggers and runs pump once a week to assure proper operation
  • Low fluid sensor (protects against the number one reason other battery backup systems fail) tells you if water needs to be added
  • Alarm will sound if a problem arises
  • Alarm can be silenced


  • Pumps 2400 GPH at a 10-foot head/9.0 Amps DC
  • Stainless steel shaft, rulon seal, and rust proof housing provide long-lasting, reliable operation


  • Trickle charger maintains the battery at full charge
  • Can run 7 ½ hours straight or intermittently for days
  • Will remain viable for 5 – 7 years

Seamless Discharge System 

– One piece from the sump basin to the outside of your home (no seams or connections to crack or leak)

– Flexible; if water ever freezes inside the pipe it will expand rather than crack

– Standard Water always installs two pipes in case you want to add a battery backup system

We’re quite proud of our Seamless Discharge System. We spent a lot of time making sure it would never crack or leak.

Consider our Free Flow Drainage System

– Moves water away from house underground

– Unobtrusive, will not compete with your landscaping

– Intake solves freezing problems in winter. Openings allow water to drain out next to house

– Optional de-icing cable ensures main line won’t freeze up


When planning for basement waterproofing, don’t forget about including a battery backup system. Although it may seem like an unnecessary expense initially, investing in one now could save you thousands of dollars in potential damages later on down the line due its ability to protect against flooding caused by power outages during storms or other extreme weather events. Plus, these systems are relatively low maintenance yet highly reliable and affordable—what’s not to love? So don’t hesitate—contact Standard Water today before the spring rains set in.