Drainage Sump Pumps
Sump pumps are one of the drainage options available for your home or business. These are ideal in locations where the land grade is not ideal for creating a positive drainage leading away from the building as they will be able to keep the area dry despite the lack of positive drainage. The sump pump is designed to measure the water level in a given area and once this measurement reaches a certain point, a lever on the pump is tripped that turns the pump on. The pump will then move the water away from the area using a built in discharge line. While sump pumps are more important in rainier areas, they are still necessary in Austin, Tx because there may be the occasional heavy rain or you may even experience a leak in your basement.
Types of Sump Pumps
There are two types of sump pumps available and we can help you install either in your home in Austin, Tx. The first type of sump pump is a submergible one that is placed directly in the sump pit. These are ideal if you want to be able to easily keep the pump out of view. The other type of sump pump is a pedestal pump and while it is cheaper, it is not as easy to hide from view as a submergible one. This type is called a pedestal pump because it is placed on top of a pedestal on the top of the sump pump and is connected to the sump pit by a pipe. Both types of pumps do the same task of removing the water from the sump pit and draining it out of the property once the water reaches a certain height.
Why Sump Pumps Are Important
Sump pumps are important as they prevent your home or business from filling with water, creating potential problems such as mold or structural damage. They are especially necessary in areas where other drainage options are not feasible because of the layout of the land, but are good to have in all areas including Austin, Tx. In addition to keeping your basement from filling up with water, sump pumps will also divert groundwater, keeping it out of your basement. Because they are so important to the well-being of your home, you should always have a professional install the pump for you and we at Austin Drainage and Landscape Development can do that for you.