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Why You Need A Battery Backup System

If you’ve ever had to deal with a flooded basement, then you know it’s no joke. A basement waterproofing system is the best way to keep your basement dry, but what happens if there’s a power outage? That’s where a battery backup system comes in. Read on to find out why you need one and how it can help protect your home from water damage. 

What Is a Battery Backup System? 

A battery backup system consists of two components—a second sump pump and the battery itself. The sump pump collects water that accumulates in your basement and pumps it away from your home. The battery then stores energy so that when there is an outage, the pump will still be able to function. 

How Does A Battery Backup Work? 

The primary purpose of the battery backup with a basement waterproofing system is to keep your sump pump running during power outages. When you install the battery backup, it will be wired directly into a second sump pump and connected to the power outlet in your basement. In the event of a power outage, the battery backup will kick in and keep your basement waterproofing system running. This ensures that your basement stays dry and free from water damage even in circumstances where there’s no electricity available. 

The Benefits of Installing A Battery Backup System 

The most obvious benefit of installing a battery backup system is that it provides peace of mind knowing that even during an unexpected power outage, your basement will remain dry. Additionally, this type of system can save you money in the long run because it prevents costly water damage caused by flooding. 

You may think that having a reliable waterproofing system should be enough protection against floods, but without a battery backup system in place, you could still be at risk if there’s ever an unexpected power outage. Investing in a good quality battery backup system now could save you money and hassle down the line! 

Standard Water’s Backup Sump Pump System

The backup pump moves 2,400 gallons of water per hour at a 10 foot head. A 10 foot ‘head’ is a measurement telling you how much water a pump can deal with including the distance up from the sump basket to the horizontal discharge pipe that directs the water out of your home. If you’re only lifting the water 5 feet, your system will be able to pump a bit more water. If you are lifting the column of water 15 feet, your system will pump a bit less per hour. 10 feet is a common measurement in most homes.

Our 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.

Something To Consider

When having your battery backup system installed, consider connecting it to a separate discharge pipe. This simple addition can pay big dividends in the case of torrential storms. When those big storms hit and your primary pump is having trouble keeping up with the volume of water, a second sump pump and discharge pipe offers double the pumping capacity. 

It wasn’t too long ago we suffered from the wettest spring on record. Many of our customers told us they were so happy they installed a battery backup system and a second discharge pipe.

Remodeling? Take Note

Give your home a valuable upgrade and create extra living space that the whole family can enjoy! With an average return on investment of over 70%, remodeling your basement is worth every penny. Not only will it add value to your home, but also help insulate against energy costs. However, don’t forget about waterproofing – with a system in place you’ll be more than ready for whatever Mother Nature throws at you, plus have peace of mind knowing any furniture or items down there are safe from water damage and backed up by battery power if ever needed.


No matter how reliable your waterproofing system might be, without a battery backup, you’re never truly safe from flooding due to unexpected power outages. That’s why investing in one now is such an important step towards protecting your home from costly water damage over time. Get yourself some peace of mind today with one simple purchase!

Now is a great time to have a battery backup system installed in your home. Contact Standard Water today!

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