Water intrusion and accumulation are two of the biggest threats to homeowners in the Indianapolis area. Indianapolis homeowners see, on average, 42 inches of rain and 22 inches of snow per year, which is a lot of moisture and potential water damage. Without an effective waterproofing system in place, your home is vulnerable to a number of problems ranging from mold growth to wood rot that causes structural damage. At SmartCrawl, we deliver effective basement waterproofing solutions, including sump pump installation, to help Indianapolis homeowners keep their basements clean and dry.
Why choose a sump pump?
Sump pumps are one of the most effective waterproofing tools available for homeowners. It’s not uncommon for storms that can cause basement flooding to also knock out your power, so we provide battery backup sump pumps to ensure protection even in the event of power loss.
At the most basic level, a sump pump is a small pump that collects water and pumps it away from your home. There are two major types of sump pumps: submersible sump pumps and pedestal sump pumps. Submersible sump pumps are hidden in a sump basin, while pedestal sump pumps are mounted above floor level on a column protruding out of the sump basin.
Sump pumps are especially useful in preventing groundwater intrusion, but they also are effective in the event of a burst pipe or some other plumbing malfunction in your basement. Your sump pump will be activated once groundwater (or other water) reaches a specific level in your sump basin. Sump pumps can be activated by a pressure sensor that will signal your pump once water pressure reaches a certain level or a float activator arm that floats on the surface of the water.
When your sump pump is activated, it will draw water out of the sump pump and send it to a discharge pipe. Discharge pipes empty the water somewhere below your home’s foundation, and ideally, they are constructed so that water flows downhill and away from your home.
Now that you know how important a sump pump is, you know why it’s crucial that your sump pump is properly installed. Without proper installation, your sump pump can’t effectively pump water away from your basement, leading to major messes and costly water damage.
SmartCrawl is here to help. With over three decades of experience, we have the skills, knowledge, and resources required to provide you with superior sump pump installation services. We know how important your home is to your family, and we’re committed to providing basement waterproofing solutions that not only protect your basement but improve your quality of life.
Take your waterproofing a step further by choosing us to install the Basement Defender™ System. This system combines smart home features with classic waterproofing, giving you complete peace of mind that your home is always protected against moisture intrusion.
When you need basement waterproofing in Indianapolis, SmartCrawl is here to help! We’d love to help you protect your home against moisture intrusion and accumulation, so reach out to us today to find out more about sump pump installation and all of our basement waterproofing solutions. Give us a call to discuss your needs with one of our helpful representatives, or take a moment to complete the contact form at the top of this page and a member of our team will be in touch.