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Keep Your Crawl Space Dry with a Sump Pump

A crawl space sump pump could be a necessary step in your crawl space repair process. What are the benefits of a crawl space sump pump?

Crawl Space Repair Solutions: Sump Pump

A vital part of a sealed crawl space is a reliable sump pump system. Without one, your crawl space will still be vulnerable to groundwater, as well as unnoticed plumbing leaks.

A sump pump will make it much easier for you to remove water from the crawl space, no matter how it enters. That’s why you need to install your crawl space sump pump early in the process.

Crew installing sump pump in crawl space

Custom-Designed Crawl Space Sump Pump

Crawl spaces often remain wet for days, weeks, and even months without the homeowner realizing there’s a water problem. With the AquaStop Sump Pump System, you have the comfort of knowing you’re protected.

Along with two cast-iron/cast aluminum Pro Series Sump Pumps, your system can be customized to includes a floor drain to collect water from plumbing leaks, an AquaStop® Water Alarm System to notify you of water in the crawl space, and a Power Pack Back-up Pump that can pump 13,875 gallons of water on a single charge for maximum protection.

The AquaStop™ Sump Pump System is fully compatible with our complete crawl space vapor barrier system because of its unique lid. If you have no groundwater concerns, but would still like to be protected from plumbing leaks, you may also want to consider our crawl space drain system.

Understanding How Sump Pumps Work

One of the first things that many people wonder about sump pumps is how they work. Even if you already have a crawl space sump pump, you might not know how it works. Understanding this is crucial if you want to fully understand your home’s crawl space.

  • The Mechanics

A sump pump takes in water, then pumps it out to an external drainage system. You can install a sump pump in your crawl space or your basement. The drainage system goes outside, distributing the water back out in a way that encourages it not to accumulate around the home.

The exact ways in which the device pumps the water out varies depending on the type of machine you have. For the most part, it’ll use a mechanical approach of pumping out water, which means the device will typically plug into the wall, often with a battery backup in case of a power outage. All you need to know is that it pumps water out of the space.

  • Reasons to Invest in a Sump Pump

There are many reasons that most people will tell you to invest in a sump pump. The sump pump makes it easy for you to stop worrying about water accumulation in your crawl space. Standing water is never a good thing and a sump pump effectively removes that problem.

Most crawl spaces can benefit from this machine, as can any basements. The exact sump pump you choose may vary depending on the size of the crawl space or basement, as well as the regularity with which you’ll likely run the pump. An expert will be able to help you choose the perfect model.

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Buenos trabajadores

Buenos trabajadores

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Shawn, Evan, and Taylor f. Did an absolutely amazing job. Very friendly and professional and really knew what they where talking about and…

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Grace H. was a great foreman. She was professional, nice, knowledgeable, courteous and responsive. She kept her team (AJ, Eduardo, Omar,…

Grace H. was a great foreman. She was professional, nice, knowledgeable, courteous and responsive. She kept her team (AJ, Eduardo, Omar, Chris and Zy) on task. She kept me informed every day and stayed true to her word.The work was professional, neat and clean.

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Zack Key is amazing and knew how to handle any questions I threw at him, and that was alot.He even showed me tips on how to find mold…

Zack Key is amazing and knew how to handle any questions I threw at him, and that was alot.He even showed me tips on how to find mold starting so I could call them.

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The work of Brandon C, Dylan E, Darrion R, Blake B and Cris B was all incredibly professional and well done. They were respectful of how…

The work of Brandon C, Dylan E, Darrion R, Blake B and Cris B was all incredibly professional and well done. They were respectful of how their heavy machinery needed for the job moved around the yard, put extra care in not damaging things that were in the way of their work and even moved rocks my kids had decorated to a different spot so they wouldn’t get damaged which I felt was above and beyond. They really cared about doing what could be done for our specific porch/foundation fix rather than just doing a generic job.

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Michael, Dean and Lloyd were very professional. On time and kept me informed throughout the process.

Michael, Dean and Lloyd were very professional. On time and kept me informed throughout the process.

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Braxton and Eric worked tirelessly in the cold to dig out the old sewer pipe and replace it. They were pleasant, efficient and professional.

Braxton and Eric worked tirelessly in the cold to dig out the old sewer pipe and replace it. They were pleasant, efficient and professional.

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Juan Paramo and Jose Guzman did a great job fixing the crack in our foundation and a driveway issue. They were efficient, did not make a…

Juan Paramo and Jose Guzman did a great job fixing the crack in our foundation and a driveway issue. They were efficient, did not make a mess of the yard and just was a great experience. I was dreading the whole thing but when they left I was surprised how well it all went. Thank you!

Mary Beth Steele

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Alpha Foundations Miami crew (Dalin, George, Nick, Reese, and Nick and are a credit to their company.. very professional, did a great job.

Alpha Foundations Miami crew (Dalin, George, Nick, Reese, and Nick and are a credit to their company.. very professional, did a great job.

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Trevor Lucas and Alex did amazing work. They were on time and very professional. We will definitely be recommending them to anyone looking …

Trevor Lucas and Alex did amazing work. They were on time and very professional. We will definitely be recommending them to anyone looking for work done. We are very happy with their work.

Kelli Tillotson

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Carlton did a thorough inspection. Very courteous, nice professional presentation.

Carlton did a thorough inspection. Very courteous, nice professional presentation.

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Michael s and pat b were at the house today to stabilize our front basement wall. Extremely knowledgeable and efficient! Great job and…

Michael s and pat b were at the house today to stabilize our front basement wall. Extremely knowledgeable and efficient! Great job and would definitely recommend!

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I throughly enjoyed meeting Michael. He was able to explain my foundation issues and give me advice that I could understand. He allowed me …

I throughly enjoyed meeting Michael. He was able to explain my foundation issues and give me advice that I could understand. He allowed me to have my son in law listen to our conversation so he could ask any questions that were of concern to him.I can foresee doing business with Basement Authority in the near future!SincerelyJean McCorkle

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Brian Kingsmore from Ohio Basement Systems came out and did an evaluation and estimate for basement waterproofing for my home. He was…

Brian Kingsmore from Ohio Basement Systems came out and did an evaluation and estimate for basement waterproofing for my home. He was extremely thorough in his explanations of the different options for my home. After he left, I felt like I understood why the water problem in basement even exists. Thanks Brian!!

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Great work, very professional, looks great.

Great work, very professional, looks great.

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Michael and Kesly did an excellent job.Cleaned and perfect.

Michael and Kesly did an excellent job.Cleaned and perfect.

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Miguel and Abby were very professional, they did a great job, in not only leveling out my extremely old, multiple cracked up, totally…

Miguel and Abby were very professional, they did a great job, in not only leveling out my extremely old, multiple cracked up, totally uneven driveway (2 to 3 inches unlevel in parts), but also the sealing of it, especially between my driveway and garage and the driveway and porch … I just love it! Then, the levelingand sealing of my back porch was just as outstanding!

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They quickly realized the nature of the service we need during the initial call and helped avoiding a much more expensive remedy. They had…

They quickly realized the nature of the service we need during the initial call and helped avoiding a much more expensive remedy. They had their specialist (Nicholas Langdon) do a site visit and accurately determine the nature of the remedy, and scheduled the repairs. The crew showed up on time, we’re very professional and very helpful during the 2 days of repairs, walked us through all the work at every step, and Nick worked closely with our plumber for all the pre & post plumbing related work. The crew completed the job on time and fully cleaned the premises of all debris and left the place very clean. All told, and excellent service, and excellent relationship management by Nick and the crew, and an excellent professionalism throughout from the planning to execution to completion.I will use this service again, and would recommend them to anyone needing foundation repair & waterproofing work. Well done.

Bakian500 Bakian500

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Our pool deck had cracked all the way around due to ground erosion. Alpha Foundations did a great job for us. Zach took his time and…

Our pool deck had cracked all the way around due to ground erosion. Alpha Foundations did a great job for us. Zach took his time and explained everything. Dylan and Tory did a great job when they came to do the work. Everyone was friendly, professional and bonus – they are all dog friendly.

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Jalynn brown, Dominique bunch , Omar cox these men did a great.

Jalynn brown, Dominique bunch , Omar cox these men did a great.

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Doug C did a foundation inspection for me today. He was on time, very knowledgeable and professional. I greatly appreciated the way he…

Doug C did a foundation inspection for me today. He was on time, very knowledgeable and professional. I greatly appreciated the way he explained the inspection process to me. Thank you so much!

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A few months ago, AFS did some repair/securing work on my home's foundation that was slipping. Today, Matt Hall came to follow up on the…

A few months ago, AFS did some repair/securing work on my home's foundation that was slipping. Today, Matt Hall came to follow up on the work and address some concerns I had. He did, and provided some good insight and options going forward.

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We had our crawl spaces and basement foundation work completed by Luis, Donavan and Billy. They did excellent work, very professional,…

We had our crawl spaces and basement foundation work completed by Luis, Donavan and Billy. They did excellent work, very professional, answered all questions and cleaned up after they were finished. I would recommend this company and their crew to others.

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David, Dan, and Duncan were very nice and very professional did an outstanding job stopping water from coming back into my basement and the …

David, Dan, and Duncan were very nice and very professional did an outstanding job stopping water from coming back into my basement and the installation of the sump pump looked very clean and well done. They also took their time explaining what they were doing what they were going to do and how it all works. I would 100% recommend

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Foundation problems suck, let's be honest. Cody Shipley walked us through the options and helped us find something that worked with…

Foundation problems suck, let's be honest. Cody Shipley walked us through the options and helped us find something that worked with us.Furthermore, I'm impressed at the hoops the crew installing it had to go through. Our neighborhood streets are being worked on by the city and they had to deal with our street potentially getting closed without notice. They had a plan if it came to that, but thankfully it didn't.

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Jeffrey did a thorough inspection and addressed my concerns in regards to my concrete cracking. He was able to schedule me to get it lifted …

Jeffrey did a thorough inspection and addressed my concerns in regards to my concrete cracking. He was able to schedule me to get it lifted and fixed that same day at a reasonable and fair price. I expect the installation to go well but will update if anything changes.

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John Weidenbach gave me a 5 star inspection! He was awesome!

John Weidenbach gave me a 5 star inspection! He was awesome!

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Luke and his team, Josh and Logan,did all that they promised us on time and under difficult circumstances.They communicated well and kept…

Luke and his team, Josh and Logan,did all that they promised us on time and under difficult circumstances.They communicated well and kept us in the loop on all the foundation work. Kudos to all!Linda Bryan and Charles O'Neal

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Jeff,Justin ,Manuel ,Brian and Dylan did an excellent job were quick professional and on time. Thank you for fixing my water issues under…

Jeff,Justin ,Manuel ,Brian and Dylan did an excellent job were quick professional and on time. Thank you for fixing my water issues under my house

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The whole team was very professional and knowledgeable. This started with the initial consultation and continued with the crew that…

The whole team was very professional and knowledgeable. This started with the initial consultation and continued with the crew that performed the work.

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Awesome services.

Awesome services.

Brilliant Equity Construction Team

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Ohio Basement Authority did a great job with our basement. Damarion, Max, Rachel, and Arman were professional and knowledgeable. Damarion…

Ohio Basement Authority did a great job with our basement. Damarion, Max, Rachel, and Arman were professional and knowledgeable. Damarion is great with customers. He walked me through the project, gave me updates and ensured my satisfaction with the project. The house was cleaned up prior them leaving. It is peace of mind knowing your basement is protected.

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Superindentent Juan Gomez was very professional and quick to fix our problem. He educated us on how to find a solution and why these things …

Superindentent Juan Gomez was very professional and quick to fix our problem. He educated us on how to find a solution and why these things happen.

Dominic Benitez

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Chad, Brian, and David were very professional and didn't waste any time. Everything was explained clearly and the job site was as clean…

Chad, Brian, and David were very professional and didn't waste any time. Everything was explained clearly and the job site was as clean when they left as when they came.

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We had 17 piers installed to stabilize our foundation. Rudy Gonzalez, and his crew of Jose Reyes, and Jose Cruz from the Manassas office…

We had 17 piers installed to stabilize our foundation. Rudy Gonzalez, and his crew of Jose Reyes, and Jose Cruz from the Manassas office did an excellent job. Very friendly, diligent, and responsive.

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We want to thank Foundation Support Specialist for an outstanding job. Everyone we have worked with have been amazing. My wife and I are…

We want to thank Foundation Support Specialist for an outstanding job. Everyone we have worked with have been amazing. My wife and I are extremely satisfied with the work they did for us. They are prompt, professional and courteous. The crew of Fernando Aleman, Mark Willis and Bayron Aleman were fantastic. Those guys are a great crew. We also want to thank engineer Nic Flores for his initial assessment of our house. We HIGHLY recommend this company to anyone in need of foundation repair. A+ rating in our book… Thank you 😊

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The crew from JES is amazing. Ben is honest and knowledgeable and answered all of our questions before the project started. The team that…

The crew from JES is amazing. Ben is honest and knowledgeable and answered all of our questions before the project started. The team that came by to fix our kitchen's sloping, creaking floor was professional and did quality work. Thank you to Jose C., Keith B., and Roberto H. for braving our small crawl space and restoring our peace of mind!

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The AFS team has been great to work with. Austin, Cole and DJ did a great job. They showed up when they said they would and got the job…

The AFS team has been great to work with. Austin, Cole and DJ did a great job. They showed up when they said they would and got the job done in the time they quoted. They followed up with me after they had finished to answer any questions I had. Jay was my salesman and he was also great. Explained everything so I could understand. Great company and even better employees!

Alicia Williams

AFS

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Corey Badder is probably the most honest person in the industry and actually cares about his customers. This isn't my first time dealing…

Corey Badder is probably the most honest person in the industry and actually cares about his customers. This isn't my first time dealing with foundation concerns on a property and now I won't call another company after my experience with Corey. He is the best out there.

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Loved working with Bob we even compared company called keystone which was very rude and. Pushy they also lied about bakers and kept…

Loved working with Bob we even compared company called keystone which was very rude and. Pushy they also lied about bakers and kept changing thing I loved bakers they alway stick to there words Bob was awesome to work with love mowing this is lifetime investment I didn’t like how keystone kept bashing your company

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Tim Byrd did an amazing job of explaining the solutions to the problems that have started appearing in my house. He was extremely…

Tim Byrd did an amazing job of explaining the solutions to the problems that have started appearing in my house. He was extremely professional and courteous and not once did I feel pressured to order services through the company. He thoroughly explained the best options for the home repair and the payment plan options that would be required. He has definitely put my mind at ease about the problems that have been causing me extreme stress. I feel comfortable and confident about the stability of my house for now and for the future.

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Adam was extremely friendly, patient and knowledgeable. He answered all questions and leaves a great impression of the company.

Adam was extremely friendly, patient and knowledgeable. He answered all questions and leaves a great impression of the company.

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Nick Mata was very informative and helpful with educating us on proper treatment of crawlspaces and foundations!

Nick Mata was very informative and helpful with educating us on proper treatment of crawlspaces and foundations!

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**** was very thorough in answering all of my questions. I certainly appreciated his knowledge, professionalism and kindness.

**** was very thorough in answering all of my questions. I certainly appreciated his knowledge, professionalism and kindness.

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Very professional and did the job in timely manner from start to finish. Doesn't happen that often in today's services.

Very professional and did the job in timely manner from start to finish. Doesn't happen that often in today's services.

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The entire team Jacob, Sam and Sebastien did a really good job at encapsulating our crawl space and installing concrete footings to level…

The entire team Jacob, Sam and Sebastien did a really good job at encapsulating our crawl space and installing concrete footings to level up part of the house. They were extremely professional and always kept me updated, with text and phone calls, while I was at work. Very courteous and knowledgeable. I am happy with the work done, so far.

What Can a Sump Pump Do to Help with Crawl Space Water?

The good news is that a sump pump can help you with crawl space water problems. Here are the different ways in which a sump pump can make your crawl space safer and healthier.

flooded crawl space

If floodwater does get into your crawl space, you need some way to get it out. As a matter of fact, in some areas that are prone to flooding, flood vents are encouraged, as they allow water to flow through your crawl space rather than build up significant amounts of force by battering against your crawl space walls.

However, if you’re going to have flood vents, you also need some way to make sure the floodwater leaves your crawl space once the flood is over. Otherwise, you’re just going to have standing water in your crawl space all the time. A sump pump is one of the best ways to make sure floodwater doesn’t stay in the crawl space.

Unexpected leaks are something you should try to make as expected as possible. Essentially, while you may never know when these leaks will occur, you should expect to have internal leaks at some point. That means installing a sump pump to help you with the water when internal leaks occur.

Internal leaks can be frustrating enough to deal with on their own. You don’t also want to have to worry about where the water from that internal leak will go. When you have a sump pump as a backup, you’ll be able to worry about the other elements of an internal and unexpected leak rather than having to worry about removing the water.

FAQs About a Crawl Space Sump Pump

Because a sump pump will pump water out of your crawl space, you might wonder whether it can fix your waterproofing problems. Remember, a crawl space sump pump is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Because it removes standing water, it can help you avoid waterlogging and other moisture problems. Standing water of any type in your crawl space, even if it’s only a little bit, can be extremely detrimental. You need to make sure that you’re removing that standing water as quickly as possible.

Most importantly, you should remember that a sump pump is a valuable part of fixing certain waterproofing elements, but not all of them. If you’re having regular issues with standing water in your crawl space, a sump pump can help resolve the symptoms but should be paired with other measures. For example, an interior drain will often be able to connect directly to the sump pump, allowing you to drain water off more effectively. With these two things combined, you can tackle many waterproofing concerns.

Crawl space encapsulation should be something you pursue, especially if you’re experiencing chronic issues with standing water or if you have a dirt crawl space. However, you can’t assume that putting down a crawl space vapor barrier will fix your problems well enough to avoid adding a sump pump.

You’ll likely want to lay down a crawl space vapor barrier, add crawl space vent covers if you have open crawl space vents, and possibly include a crawl space dehumidifier. Additionally, for many crawl spaces, a sump pump is one of the elements of encapsulation. With a sump pump, you’ll be able to pump out water no matter how it gets into the area. Even with encapsulation, there are still many ways water can get into the crawl space, and a sump pump protects against that. You can’t just choose one or the other. You’ll likely choose both.

If you’ve started to look into a crawl space sump pump, you might wonder whether you could DIY the installation process. Sadly, buying, setting up, and placing a sump pump is rather complicated. When you try to DIY the process, you’ll notice one crucial problem pretty quickly: you don’t have a lot of experience with this. That means there are many places for you to mess up, which you’ll discover very quickly.

If you’re looking to add a crawl space sump pump into your crawl space or you want to upgrade your current model, your best bet is to talk to a Groundworks crawl space repair expert. They’ll be able to do an inspection, look at what’s going on in your crawl space, and recommend a solution. That’s a hands-on way to fix the problem. Schedule an appointment with Groundworks today to learn more about your crawl space health options.

Install a Crawl Space Sump Pump Today with an Expert’s Help

Especially if you don’t have a sump pump at all in your crawl space, you must install one as soon as possible.

Groundworks has plenty of experience with installing crawl space sump pumps. No matter what you’re looking for or what you already have in your crawl space, a Groundworks crawl space repair expert will make it even easier for you to keep your crawl space safe and dry. Talk to a Groundworks expert today to learn more about your options for crawl space sump pumps and other methods of crawl space repair.

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