Sump Pump Installation 101
Do you experience regular flooding or live in an area where the water level is above the property’s foundation? Then you need a sump pump in your basement. What’s a sump pump? It’s a pumping system that removes water that gathers around the foundation of your home and pushes it back away from it. It can prevent all kinds of water damage and hazardous mould and mildew growth. So don’t suffer a misfortune, find out everything you need to with this sump pump installation 101 guide.
Before a sump pump is installed, a professional will need to inspect your basement to find the right location for it. The sump pump needs to be located where the water collects and also near a Ground Fault Interrupter Outlet so the pump can be plugged in. If there is no outlet situated close by, an electrician will be called to install one.
Digging a Hole
A hole will need to be dug in your basement to place the sump pit below ground level. Once the location has been established, a hole deeper and wider than the sump will need to be dug out. After the hole is ready, gravel will be added to the bottom, and then the sump pit will be placed inside. When it has been appropriately positioned, more gravel will be placed around the pump to anchor it, and then concrete will be poured to encase it.
Hooking Up the Parts
All the parts including the PVC piping and pumping mechanisms will be hooked up so that the pump will be able to remove any of the collected water outside and away from your house. This will ensure that water does not cause a wet basement or flood in your home.
Like any equipment you have in your home, you need to ensure that your sump pump is regularly serviced. If you don’t take proper care of your sump pump, it could leave you with a costly flood or wet basement. Luckily, you can contact us at City Residential Foundation Repair, and we’ll come to inspect your sump pump for any issues.
Don’t wait till a flood ruins your basement and costs you thousands to repair. Get a sump pump installation set up today. At City Residential Foundation Repair, we offer efficient and affordable installation services and maintenance to keep your home dry and safe. To find out more, contact us today.
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I would have no hesitation in recommending City Foundation. They fixed up my foundation last summer and although the old house produced a few surprises, the professionals at City Foundation got around the problems cheerfully and completed the work. From the start, Chuck kept me informed of all of my options. If I asked for something not already in the plan, he would try to accommodate me if at all possible Chuck and his colleague Don were friendly, and respectful. They showed up every day, put in a solid day's work and always left the property clean, neat and safe for us to move around. And, the price was fair with no surprises. Great guys, good job!
Excellent service, friendly
We had Chuck and his team repair a crack in our cold storage room - they were punctual, neat, and friendly. The job was completed very quickly with great results. Would definitely hire them again and recommend them to friends.
Chuck did a very good job. He promised to be finished by a certain date and he was good to his word. He kept me informed of his progress through pictures sent to my email account while I was at work. My backyard is nicely landscaped and there was no damage or debris left in my yard - just a new window well and no basement leaks.
Can't say enough about the workmanship of Chuck and his crew. They assessed the problem(leak in the foundation) quoted me a price, booked appointment, showed up on time and did a very professional job.The work site was cleaned up to the point it was hard to tell there had been any serious digging at the site. If I have similar problems with my foundation they will be the first people I will call!! I would not hesitate to recommend Chuck and his crew if you have foundation problems that need repair. Duncan Hardie
Professsional and Polite
My experience with City Residential was very positive. I had a crack on my foundation and knew we needed it fixed. They came in and addressed the situation and did the work cleanly and professionaly. Our property was kept nice and tidy during the repairs and they worked safely during the work. Its been a few years now since the work and no issues whatsoever. I will be using them again once we decided to fix a few areas around the garage that they pointed out would need fixing someday. Very happy and positive experience.
Foundation Crack (back) and Drainage (front)
The foundation crack at the back was difficult to get to and difficult to dig out. The work was done well and on time. the drainage trench at the front was also done very well and on time. I hope I don't need Chuck again but if I have foundation, drainage issues, he will be my 1st call. bc
This is a highly professional company with reliable, honest service. Chuck, the owner, came exactly when promised, took the time to listen to my concerns, explained the problem in an easy to understand language, described in great detail how it could be fixed, and what was - and what was not - necessary. Chuck and his team's attitude and service were at all times very honest, courteous and highly professional. Although I needed to be out of town, there were no surprises or additional costs, and everything was left tidy and clean. Chuck even followed up a couple of days later to check if everything was all right and done to my satisfaction. All in all, I was very impressed with the quality of work and the services received and would highly recommend the company.
City Residential Foundation Repair
Chuck Naish and his team from City Residential Foundation Repair were excellent to deal with in every aspect. Their level of integrity throughout the entire process was outstanding. They were honest, respectful and their ability to explain the process and the solution options were extremely helpful to us. The scope of the project was big, however Chuck walked us through every step of the way; assessment, testing, options and repairs which resulted in a very successful outcome. In addition, Chuck and his team were able to complete the necessary repairs with minimal impact to our newly completed landscaping which included a lot of hard scape, tiered armour stone, gardens and a pool. They kept the work site impeccable over the duration of the project. We have and will continue to highly recommend Chuck Naish for his very professional and skilled foundation repair work.
My experience with City Residential was great. Chuck was very friendly and very easy to deal with. I especially appreciated that he was able to come by and do the estimate in the evening when I was off work. They did the work exactly as they said they would, no surprises (which in my mind is the most you can ask for). I was really surprised by how clean they left everything in the evenings and when the job was complete. They will definitley be the first people I call if I ever need more foundation work.
Weeping Tile system replaced
We are very please with the work that was done. It was always a pleasure to speak with the owner and explain to him what was going on. Although we found the job to be pricey, it is impossible for us to determine if it was adequate or not at it's hard to compare to others. He ran into several problems at my house while doing the job and he took it upon himself to call the City at two different occasion so they could do some testing before he could go on. Safety was very important for them so they took all the necessary precaution so that no one could get hurt or fall into the hole that were done all around the house.