If you have noticed the signs of a wet basement such as a puddle of water, musty odors, or mold and mildew, the professionals at Foundation Repair Services has the solution for you. The water table in Oklahoma and Arkansas is high and water takes the path of least resistance, and if this is through cracks or spaces in your basement, then that is where it will go. During the rainy seasons in Oklahoma, the water will build up in the soil and find its way into your basement or crawlspace.
A wet basement is an inviting place for mold and mildew to grow and this can become a health issue for you and your family. It is also a place where rodents and insects thrive. Don't let a wet basement cause you to have any of these problems. Foundation Repair Services will install a sump pump system in your Oklahoma home to keep your basement dry.
When the heavy rains come in Oklahoma and Arkansas, you may experience water entering your basement through any space it can find. This can be through the cracks in your floors and walls or anywhere the water can find an opening. Sump pumps remove accumulated water from around and under your foundation. The water is then dispelled away from the foundation through a drain pipe. A sump pump is essential for keeping water away from your basement.
Foundation Repair Services installs a sump pump that is the most energy efficient, highest performing and longest lasting sump pumps on the market today. They are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in waterproofing products and foundation repair products in the industry. A sump pump is the final defense against basement flooding. It pumps the water from the lowest part of your basement before it even reaches the basement floor.
The ECP lineup of sump pumps that we install are from 1/3 to 1/2 horsepower and can pump up to 5,000 gallons per hour. We also install battery back-up sump pumps that will keep the sump pump going in case of a power outage. These battery backup sump pumps are the more energy efficient lineup of 12 volt backup sump pumps on the market today.
The sump pit, also known as a basin or crock, that we install is made of the highest quality with seamless high strength polyethylene. This sump pit is installed at the lowest point in the basement or crawlspace. Placing the pit in an area where flooding is common is important. It is also placed close to a wall because the water that is being dispelled from the pump will need to travel a distance of about ten feet up and another ten feet outdoors.
In addition to collecting water, the sump pit also collects soil gases, including radon. Our perforated sump pits that have a sealed lid prevent the unhealthy buildup of these soil gases. Along with collecting water and keeping soil gases out of your home, the sump pit reduces soil moisture content which reduces basement humidity levels. This will also reduce your energy bills.
As groundwater fills the pit to a certain level, a float or switching device will activate the sump pump. Then the water is dispelled through the drain pipe to the outside away from your home. The ECP sump pits have the features needed to assure you that it will have many years of service. These features are:
Don't let a wet basement leave you with less living space and
damaged personal possessions. Let the professionals at
Foundation Repair Services install our top quality sump pump
systems in your home. We serve Muskogee, OK and the surrounding
area including NW Arkansas. Contact us today!