Did you know that the water table in Lucas County is often only twelve feet below the surface of the ground. Rain water, snow melt, even fluctuating lake levels, can raise the water level and saturate the ground around your home. Concrete, being porous, can be penetrated by continuous contact with that ground water. Water penetration can damage the concrete footing of your house. Seepage can damage the contents of your home. Mold and mildew from excessive moisture can cause illness for family members. However, there is a simple solution to these issues. A properly designed, correctly installed Sump Pump system, in conjunction with Waterproofed Basement walls from Toledo Basement Repair can stop water infiltration into your home. So what is a good way to keep your basement flooding?
What Is A Sump Pump – What Does It Do?
It is a water proof electric pump placed in a sump or dry pit beneath your home. As water seeps into the sump, a sensor will detect the water and turn on the pump. The pump will evacuate the water, sending it to a storm drain or some other safe location. When the water in the sump is returned to a safe level the pump will shut off.
Do I Need A Sump Pump?
Your home may need a pump system if you have experienced any of the following.
- A lingering damp smell.
- Moisture on the foundation walls.
- Mold or mildew on the walls or floor.
- Standing or running water on the floor.
- Your home is in a low lying area or is near a body of water.
What Are the Benefits of a Pump System?
A well designed system coupled with treated walls will create a drier environment. There are several benefits for the home owner.
- Stop basement flooding.
- Reduce or eliminate mold and mildew.
- Reduce moisture in the home.
- Increase efficiency of furnace and air conditioning.
- Reduce chance of sewer backups.
- Decrease insect activity.
- Increased home value.
Can I Install a System Myself?
While a sump system is simple in theory, the practical aspects of such a project requires a professional touch. Assessment of the situation requires specialize training and experience. Codes related to electrical installations and the discharge of storm water requires trade skills and appropriate permitting. Waterproofing requires specialized equipment and training. It is not a DIY proposition.
How Do I Get a Dry Basement?
Toledo Basement Repair has the experience and expertise to give you the dry home you need. We can design and install the sump system best suited to your situation. We can also evaluate and monitor existing sump systems.
Call (419) 297-6138 or go to toledobasementrepair.com to schedule a free evaluation and estimate for any sump system or related services.
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Kevin Oberhouse was raised in Toledo with 7 siblings. Dawn and Kevin have four kids.
The Oberhouse family lives in the house Kevin built when with his first crew. Kevin’s parents invited more than 100 foster children into their home throughout his life. Kevin believes this part of his life really helped to build empathy for others.
Kevin has a degree in civil engineering and went on to get an MBA as well as multiple other certifications in structural systems, egress systems, air quality, and commercial and residential roofing, among many others.
Toledo Basement Repairs promises to treat you and your project with respect and our best professional judgment. There is plenty of work out there and Toledo Basement Repair will not push you into a system that you do not fully understand or feel comfortable with.