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Best Sump Pump Installation: Basins and Discharge Systems

Jun 18, 2012 • By Matthew Stock with Barry Schilling.

Best Sump Pump Installation: Basins and Discharge Systems


We’ve now posted two series of videos on the primary and backup sump pump systems respectively as important parts of educating homeowners and consumers about basement waterproofing.  U.S. Waterproofing’s Barry Schilling, sump pump expert, has so far covered:

  • The difference between the pedestal style of pump and the more common submersible style
  • Pump capacity and how consumers should always read the small print
  • Why one type of sump pump switch is more reliable than others
  • How cast iron sump pumps have the advantage over those made of other materials
  • The importance of the filtration system to a sump pump’s performance
  • Why the Zoeller 98 is the recommended choice of primary sump pumps for most homeowners
  • Why the StormPro SHW50 will keep basements dry even during the heaviest rains
  • Why the Boss 2100 is the perfect battery backup pump to complement any primary sump pump to ensure a dry basement during power outages
  • Why the Boss 3000 is the best choice to provide dual-power backup, stepping in not only during power outages but also in the event of failure of the primary pump.
  • Why the Boss 3000 Deluxe is the ultimate sump pump, combining primary and backup pumps in a dual-power system that is designed to outlast the competition

In this final segment on the physical components of a sump pump system, Barry talks about the importance of installing the right size sump pit for specific pumps and seepage conditions.  By matching the size of the sump pit and the discharge pipe to the output of the pump, homeowners are assured of having the most effective system to combat basement water seepage and maximizing the life of the pump.

Best Sump Pump Installation: Basins and Discharge Systems are Important

At U.S. Waterproofing, we know sump pumps.  We‘ve installed tens of thousands of sump pumps and thousands of battery back-up pumps in the 55 years we’ve been in business.  If we can help you with your sump pump, or any other basement seepage problem, please ask for our free advice.

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