Sump pumps are installed in low lying areas or in areas of the interior such as in Morris County basements that have flooding problems. The are needed to prevent moisture or water damages to the home.
The ground contains and holds moisture. This is why basements weep on the walls or foundation. Flooding can occur when rains cause pooling water near the foundation.
- Laundry Rooms
- Storage Rooms
- Near Home Foundation
- Near Retaining Walls
Why Morris County Sump Pumps Are So Beneficial
Whether it’s on the exterior or interior of the home where you have moisture or flooding problems, you’ll be glad to install a sump pump as it keeps the home from damages that water causes.
A foundation that has pooling water near it will have problems with erosion underneath. Once erosion begins, the foundation shifts and then at some point cracks. This type of damage is very costly to repair.
Mold and mildew love to grow in damp areas. In the basement, you need to avoid moisture at all costs or you will be dealing with costly mold remediation. Installing a sump pump and waterproofing with other measures is vital.
Pedestal & Submersible Sump Pumps
There are two basic types of sump pumps for Morris County homes. Submersible Sump Pumps are installed in the ground wherever low lying areas of water flow or flooding occurs. They are also installed in foundations within the home in basements.
The pedestal sump pump is installed on a pedestal that is level to the foundation. They look similar to the plumbing inside your commode.
Pedestal pumps are easier and quicker to install than the submersible type when installed in basements or other areas of a home interior because you don’t have to break into the foundation. You also have more flexibility in where to install them.
Submersible sump pumps need to be installed in low lying areas where water flows to. A hole is put in the concrete foundation when installed on the interior. This creates a collection area for the water. With either type, water is pumped away from the sump pump area.
Sump Pumps Need Repair When Needed & Preventative Maintenance
As all systems of the home need repair and maintenance from time to time, so do sump pumps. They are basically mechanical plumbing systems that need to be adjusted and checked so you don’t wind up with a broken down sump pump when you need them most. Repairs should be handled in a timely manner as you never know when flooding can occur.