Birmingham Sump Pump Installation
Dependable Sump Pump Installation Specialists in Alabama
When your sump pump stops working, your system will fail, and your basement may get wet. That is why you need to install a state-of-the-art sump pump system from OX Foundation Solutions that features reliable equipment and a dependable battery backup to keep your basement dry 24/7, no matter the season.
Our sump pump was built specifically by our team, and it was tested by our service department for more than 3 years before it was launched to the public. We always recommend adding battery backup protection to our sump pump because heavy storms often come with power outages. We also typically recommend installing our sump pump liner along with our sump pump. Our sump-pump liner has large, punched holes that allow groundwater to easily enter and be pumped out. A built-in pump stand keeps dirt away from the impeller.
When you need a basement sump pump system, contact us online or call (205) 839-7950 to make an appointment and request a free estimate. We provide hassle-free installations at customer-friendly prices to customers within our service area in Alabama.
We Install Many Types of Sump Pumps
Several different types of sump pump equipment are available. We can assess your home or commercial building’s specific needs and recommend a custom solution.
Our Birmingham sump pump installation specialists are prepared to assist with many types of setups, including those involving:
- Pedestal sump pumps. A pedestal sump pump, as the name suggests, is mounted on a pedestal, with the motor positioned above the sump basin. This allows it to stay dry even when water fills up the basin. This unique positioning gives pedestal pumps an edge in terms of lifespan, as they tend to last significantly longer than their submersible counterparts. Another key differentiator is that pedestal pumps are easier to service and maintain due to their above-the-water setup. However, they can be noisier and less discreet compared to submersible pumps because of the exposed motor. Our pedestal sump pump systems can be made with plastic or cast-iron materials. We offer 1/3 horsepower pumps, 1/2 horsepower pumps, and thermoplastic pump bodies.
- Submersible sump pumps. Submersible sump pumps are designed to be fully immersed in the sump basin. Unlike pedestal pumps, the motor of a submersible pump is encased in a waterproof housing, allowing it to function underwater. When water levels rise above the bottom of the sump basin, a float switch is triggered, activating the pump. The pump then draws water through its intake and expels it out of the basin through a discharge pipe. Moving the water away from your home prevents potential flooding and water damage. One of the key distinguishing features of submersible pumps is their quiet operation. Since the pump is submerged, the water in the basin absorbs the noise, making the system much quieter than a pedestal pump. However, submersible pumps tend to have shorter lifespans than other models due to continuous water exposure.
- Water-driven sump pumps. Water-driven sump pumps are a helpful way to guard against home sump pump failure. They are a superior option for homes with a well-water source and an advantageous backup for a main sump pump, with no battery or electricity required. Water-driven sump pumps instead create suction by using a home's water pressure from incoming city or municipal water to pump water out of your sump pit. These pumps can function indefinitely as long as your home has municipal water pressure.
- Cast iron sump pumps. Cast iron sump pumps are renowned for their durability and robustness. Pumps made from this material are far more resilient than those made from plastic or other materials, enabling them to withstand harsh and corrosive environments often prevalent in sump basins.
The Importance of Installing a Battery Backup System in Alabama
During a severe downpour or thunderstorm, a power outage is possible. When your power is out, your sump pump will not operate, and your basement is likely to get flooded – unless you have prepared for this moment by installing a battery backup system!
Installing a battery backup system to support your sump pump is always a wise choice. This backup system serves as a safety net, kicking into gear during power outages or when your primary sump pump fails – in other words, it keeps your sump pump working when you need it most.
Battery backup systems operate independently of your home's power supply, running on a rechargeable battery that can sustain the pump's operation for hours, or even days, depending on the pump model and battery capacity. This allows for continuous water removal from your basement or crawl space, preventing water damage that could otherwise occur due to a non-functioning primary sump pump.
In addition to power outages, a battery backup system also comes in handy should your primary sump pump fail for any reason. Even high-quality sump pumps may fail due to mechanical issues, age, or unexpected blockages. A backup system serves as a second line of defense, taking over the pumping duties until the primary system is repaired or replaced.
Moreover, some battery backup systems come equipped with alarm features that alert you when the backup system has been activated. This notification can provide crucial time for addressing any issues with the primary pump, further enhancing the protection of your home.
While it might seem like an added expense, a battery backup system for your sump pump is a worthwhile investment. Our Birmingham sump pump installation experts can help you understand and explore your options.
Handle High Volumes of Water with Secondary Pumps
During heavy rainfall or rapid water inflow, your primary pump may be overwhelmed. A secondary pump provides additional pumping capacity to handle high water levels effectively, preventing potential flooding. A secondary pump is thus a key element in providing your basement with comprehensive water damage protection.
Investing in a secondary pump is a proactive step toward protecting your property from potential water-related issues. It also gives you confidence and peace of mind even in the face of unexpected challenges. We install secondary pumps and are happy to assess your current system to determine whether one is needed.
Crawl Space Sump Pump Installation in Alabama
Are you experiencing issues with excessive moisture, standing water, or flooding in your crawl space? Crawl spaces are vulnerable to moisture-related problems due to their location below ground level. Excess moisture can seep into your crawl space through foundation cracks, hydrostatic pressure, heavy rain, or even plumbing leaks.
Water intrusion in your crawl space can lead to a range of issues, including:
- Mold and mildew growth. Moisture in crawl spaces creates the perfect environment for mold and mildew to thrive. These harmful fungi can not only damage your crawl space structure but also negatively affect the indoor air quality of your entire home.
- Structural damage. Excessive moisture weakens the structural integrity of your crawl space, leading to rotting wood, rusting metal, and compromised foundations. Over time, this can result in sagging floors, warped walls, and other costly repairs.
- Pest infestation. Damp crawl spaces attract pests such as termites, ants, rodents, and insects. These unwanted visitors can cause further damage to your property and pose health risks to you and your family.
To save yourself, your family, and your property from the referred dangers, you need to keep your crawl space dependably dry. Our professional team at OX Foundation Solutions is here to provide efficient and reliable crawl space sump pump installation services.
Sump Pump Replacements in Alabama
Even with regular maintenance, your existing sump pump system will eventually show symptoms that cannot be repaired cost-effectively. When that happens, the solution is to call on our moisture control experts to install a replacement sump pump.
Signs that you may need a new sump pump include:
- Loud noises. If your sump pump is making loud gurgling, clanging, or rattling noises, the motor is likely reaching the end of its life. Although sump pumps normally make some noise, they should not be excessively loud.
- Frequent pump clogs. If your pump repeatedly clogs and blocks your discharge line, this could mean serious trouble, as water will rush back up from the pipe and into your basement. In some instances, these issues can be resolved through prompt repairs, but in other cases, a complete replacement may be necessary.
- Water not clearing. Pouring water into the sump pit will indicate if water is being cleared or not. If your sump pump activates and clears water, all is probably well. If not, an upgrade or repair is likely necessary.
- Standing water in the pit area. If the area around your sump pit has standing water and the motor is off, your sump pump has likely suffered a critical malfunction. A sump pump upgrade may be your best option.
- Old age. Sump pumps are not immune to the inevitable wear and tear that comes with age and constant use. Even the most durable models have a finite lifespan. After enough years, the components of a sump pump will eventually become worn or damaged, affecting its efficiency and performance.
On average, sump pumps need to be replaced every 7 to 10 years depending on the frequency of use, the volume of water it displaces, and the runtime of its cycles. When you realize that your sump pump may be nearing the end of its life cycle, let us help you find and install a replacement sump pump.
Our Birmingham sump pump installation specialists offer a superior level of service, so do not hesitate to call (205) 839-7950 or contact us online to discuss your needs with our team.
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