Sump Pump Contractor Northern Virginia

Sump Pump Contractor Northern Virginia 2018-07-15T03:21:24+00:00

Sump Pump Contractor Northern Virginia

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Sump Pump Contractor Northern Virginia specializes in replacing you’re existing your existing, sump pump or installing a brand-new sump pump system in your basement. Main Components Of A Sump  System The main component is a sump pump system is an actual pump itself, these pumps are typically rated in horsepower, half horsepower, to 1 hp. Included in a sump pump system you will need a sump pump crib. This can be constructed out of concrete or purchased at a local contractor supplier in the 35-gallon  crib of the neoprene variety. Another key component to a sump pump is the installation of a battery back up DC pump, this can save your basement during severe storms that tend to pass the Northern Virginia area. When these storms take out the AC power to your house your home is left unprotected by a sump pump having a battery back up DC pump will give you 8 hours of protection.  Fairfax contractor also recommends having a secondary Marine battery on hand in cases of longer power outages. For more information on how Fairfax contractor is the best basement waterproofing contractor click this link.

How Is A Sump Pump Is Installed

If you are considering installing a sump pump in your basement, you may be curious on the procedure that is involved in the actual installation. The 1st step in installing a sump pump is to locate the crib so that it is preferably in an unfinished section of the basement, and near the electrical panel. One must also take into consideration problematic areas where flooding has occurred in the basement in the past. If you’re just going to install a sump pump. The final consideration of locating your sump pump crib is defined in area that the access will be evacuated to an area that has the topography that will carry the water away from your home. After the location has been determined of where your sump pump is to be located. Fairfax contractor’s personnel will mark out with a grease pencil, the rough location of where the 35 gallon sump pump crib will be placed. When this areas marked out we will utilize a framing square, and mark out approximately 4 inches larger than the circular section of the crib itself. Once these markings have been made, we will take a diamond blade concrete saw and cut the actual concrete floor in your basement. Once the entire section has been cut. The concrete will be broken up typically with an electric 50-pound jackhammer and the broken concrete will be removed. Once your basements concrete area is removed we will excavate down approximately 30 inches to install the plastic sump pump crib. The area around the sump pump crib should be surrounded by # 57 gravel to allow water to flow into the crib.   Often times just opening up the knockouts on the crib will allow water to flow into the crib, other installations may require they interior French drainage system that will relieve hydrostatic pressure in other parts of the basement. For a simple sump pump installation the sump pump crib will be installed with a perimeter of 57 gravel. This gravel perimeter will allow the water to take the path of least resistance and ultimately drain into the crib. Once the crib is firmly placed into position in compacted with gravel. The area will be finished with a concrete mixture to close the slab. With the crib firmly in place it is now time to complete the plumbing installation of your sump pump system.
Should I Install A Battery Backup System For My Sump Pump
One important option you may want to consider if you are installing a new sump pump system in your basement is the addition of the battery backup DC sump pump. In Northern Virginia, with our crazy weather, it’s only a matter of time before a snow, hurricane, or severe thunderstorm knocks out the power to your home. When your home is without power the AC sump pump system will no longer operate. That’s why it’s important to back up your primary sump pump with a battery backed up a system.

Main Components Of A Sump Pump System

The main component is a sump pump system is an actual pump itself, these pumps are typically rated in horsepower, half horsepower, to 1 hp. Included in a sump pump system you will need a sump pump crib. This can be constructed out of concrete or pre-bought at a local box store in the 35-gallon neoprene variety. Another key component to a sump pump is the installation of a battery back up DC pump, this can save your basement during severe storms that tend to pass the Northern Virginia area. when these storms take out the AC power to your house your home is left unprotected by a sump pump having a battery backup DC pump will give you 8 hours of protection. She would not have otherwise, Fairfax contractor also recommends having a secondary Marine battery on hand in cases of longer power outages.

How Is A Sump Pump Installed

If you are considering installing a sump pump in your basement, you may be curious on the procedure that is involved in the actual installation. The 1st step in installing a sump pump is to locate the crib so that it is preferably in an unfinished section of the basement, and near the electrical panel. One must also take into consideration problematic areas where flooding has occurred in the basement in the past. If you’re just going to install a sump pump. The final consideration of locating your sump pump crib is defined in an area that the access will be evacuated to an area that has the topography that will carry the water away from your home. After the location has been determined of where your sump pump is to be located. Fairfax contractor’s personnel will mark out with a grease pencil, the rough location of where the 35-gallon sump pump crib will be placed. When this area marked out we will utilize a framing square, and mark out approximately 4 inches larger than the circular section of the crib itself. Once these markings have been made, we will take a diamond blade concrete saw and cut the actual concrete floor in your basement. Once the entire section has been cut. The concrete will be broken up typically with an electric 50-pound Jackhammer and the broken concrete will be removed. Once your basements concrete area is removed we will excavate down approximately 30 inches to install the plastic sump pump crib. Often times just opening up the knockouts on the crib will allow water to flow into the crib, other installations may require they interior French drainage system that will relieve hydrostatic pressure in other parts of the basement. For a simple sump pump installation, the sump pump crib will be installed with a perimeter of 57 gravel. This gravel perimeter will allow the water to take the path of least resistance and ultimately drain into the crib. Once the crib is firmly placed into position in compacted with gravel. The area will be finished with a concrete mixture to close the slab. With the crib firmly in place, it is now time to complete the plumbing installation of your sump pump system.

Should I Install A Battery Backup System For My Sump Pump

One important option you may want to consider if you are installing a new sump pump system in your basement is the addition of the battery backup DC sump pump. In Northern Virginia, with our crazy weather, it’s only a matter of time before a snow, hurricane, or severe thunderstorm knocks out the power to your home. When your home is without power the AC sump pump system will no longer operate. That’s why it’s important to back up your primary sump pump with a battery backed up a system.

Where We Install Sump Pumps In Northern Virginia

Fairfax contractor works in the Northern Virginia Counties including Arlington County, Fairfax County,  and Prince William and Loudoun County County VA. We also do remodeling projects in the following Fairfax County cities including Alexandria, Annandale, Burke, Clifton, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Great Falls, Herndon, Kingstown, Langley, Lake Barcroft, Lorton, McLean, Newington, North Springfield, Oakton, Oak Hill, Reston, Springfield, Sterling, Tyson’s Corner, and the Vienna, Virginia. Fairfax Contractor also is licensed to install sump pumps in Arlington County, including the cities of Arlington Forest, Ballston Crossings, Cherrydale, Claremont, Rivercrest, Westover, and Yorktown, Virginia. In Loudoun County, we install all types of home improvement projects in the cities of Ashburn, Aldie, Bristow, Dulles, Countryside, Lansdowne, Leesburg, Purcellville, Potomac Falls, South Riding, and Stone Ridge Virginia. And finally, we work in the cities of, Prince William County, including Dumfries, Dale City, Gainesville, Haymarket, Lake Manassas, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Manassas Park, Occoquan, Triangle, York Shire, and Woodbridge Virginia.

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