SUMP PUMP INSTALLATION
When elevations at your property are not conducive to natural gravity flow from your drainage system, you need a reliable and quality sump pump to remove the water. We use only high quality, high capacity cast iron sump pumps.
Because there are important considerations in terms of different switch types, available horse power, pumping capacities in terms of gallons-per-hour or gallons-per-minute, warranty coverage and reliability, it is clear that all sump pumps are not the same. Your B-Dry® System of Maine & New Hampshire representative can help you choose which options and features are best for your basement conditions.
Types of Units
Sump Pumps are usually sold according to the horsepower of the motor. Units will come in sizes like ¼ hp, ⅓ hp, ½ hp and so on. While the size of the motor counts, a more important factor to sump pumps usefulness, is the Gallons per Hour that it is capable of pumping out.
For instance, ½ horsepower units can remove between 3,000 gallons per hour to 7,500 gallons per hour; a great variance.
Battery Backup Sump Pumps
There is a wide variety of units and systems to deal with power outages. Inverters are one choice. An inverter can power your regular unit by converting automobile size batteries into AC current. Another option is to look at battery backup sump pumps.
These units can range in size from 400 gallons per hour to 3,000 gallons per hour. There are charts available to help you figure out how long you can expect your sump pump to run on a full charge.
These units come with an automatic battery charger to recharge your batteries after use. A good battery backup sump pump installation can really save you when you lose power.