Thursday, October 17, 2013

Working With Sump Pumps

Sump pumps rid basements of water that has built up inside a sump pit from your drainage system. Water goes in through the perimeter drains of the basement waterproofing system and they're your final protection against flooding.

mid mo advanced foundation repairOur years of experience make us think that the most reliable and best value in sump pumps are Zoeller brand sump pumps. Although the best pumps in the world will still fail, or they will stop working whenever there's a power failure causing any electrical pump to fail. This is why we suggest a battery-operated Sump System to anyone that has a storm water  sump pump.

Zoeller Pumps are seen as the very best of professional sump pumps. The 1/3HP Zoeller Sump Pump is our best-selling pump. It sports a non-clogging engineered plastic vortex impeller design with a 1-1/2" NPT Discharge that can pass 1/2" solid spheres. It's designed with a float operated,
submersible (NEMA 6) two pole mechanical switch, an automated Reset thermal overload protected, stainless steel screws, guard, handle and switch arm assembly. There's a leakproof neoprene square ring in between motor and pump housing, Cast switch case, motor and pump housing with powder coated epoxy finish.
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We've got a whole bunch of sump pumps to meet the needs of your individual requirements.

Backup Sump Pumps

Zoeller Backup Pump give extra security for the inevitability of the first AC pump failing because of storms, brownouts, or perhaps when the main pump isn't able to get caught up with excessive water due to extreme rainfall or overloading and when the main pump falters because of damage, mechanical malfunction or obstacles in the pit.

A ten amp battery charger without burnout and battery overcharge protection. The pump is a twelve volt extremely effective with noncorrosive pump construction. The twelve volt DC control box is easily visible with complete light, alarm indicators and warning system. The control device is a variable level dependable float switch. The pump has an internal check valve in the discharge and contains an extra durable check valve adaptable to 1-¼” or 1-½” pipe.
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High Water Alarm

If electrical power goes out, the battery backup will give in within a few hours.  You must know this to prevent major issues in your basement.

High water level causes the IQ-High Water Alarm to instantly contact as much as four phone numbers telling any person that his or her pump has given out!

This gets rid of the need for those costly multi-pump systems that don't work and stay functional just a few short hours. Property owners may take action just as soon as there's a pump malfunction, if they're near home or work, or gone on vacation.

If the power goes out, the battery backup will be worthless within just a few short hours.  This is something that you need to know to avoid major problems in your basement.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Bowed Walls And How To Fix Them

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When your basement walls are atilt or perhaps cracked and bowed you may have severe structural problems if not fixed. Water and various other forces such as the stress from earth as it expands create issues for basement and crawl space walls by applying excessive stress causing them to fail.
Hydrostatic stress causes difficulties with structures if water is not redirected away from the dwelling which could consist of drain lines and grade.
When a wall starts to fail, it will never improve and you'll have to have a way to make sure that your foundation is structurally sound.
We've more than eighteen years experience fixing these kinds of bowing wall issues utilizing verified helical wall anchor systems. It's also feasible to deal with footing drain problems that might have been the main cause of the problem at the same time.
We also have a complete range of helical tieback anchors as well as soil nails for commercial applications where engineered solutions are essential.

Quick Tips To Deal With Foundation Problems

Over-watering produces a surplus supply of soil liquid for suction to attract dampness below your foundation which could produce a steady location to start heaving and damaging your structure. Water only enough to help keep vegetation living and growing, not flourishing and lush through soaking the soil.

foundation solutions foundation problems bowed wallsFocused supply of liquid could lead to non-uniform foundation movements. Point the discharge
line to trickle on a cement pad or splash block that has been properly sloped from the foundation.

Loss of soil moisture from below foundation sides could cause foundation settlement. Consistently water landscape planting and area alongside every side of the foundation.  Set up automated landscape sprinkler systems.  Incorporate walk ways right beside the foundation.

Non-uniform drying on all sides of foundation from the sun or failure to provide watering on each side of the foundation may cause non-uniform foundation movements. Employ additional landscape water on desiccant sides of the foundation.  Use mulch to slow evaporative drying.  Grow high quality shade trees along with installation of a tree root/vertical wetness buffer.