Underpinnings.ca is the GTA’s go-to place for sump pump installation. Our experts will inspect your home before making recommendations on what the best sump pump choice is for your house.
When Toronto homeowners have a sump pump installed, they may be eligible for a Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy from the City of Toronto. For sump pump installation, this subsidy can be as much as $1750.
The purpose of sump pumps is to remove standing water that has accumulated in a basement. This includes water that has entered the basement through cracks in the basement walls, through a basement window or during flooding through the upper floors.
When water accumulates in your basement you know you have a waterproofing problem. This means that water is seeping through your walls due to humidity or rain and is damaging the structure of your house. If this problem is left uncorrected it can cause significant damage to the structure of a home. Moisture left at a basement through the seasons will also create dangerous mold and musty smells. Mold spores will become airborne and travel throughout your house. This can be dangerous to the health of you and your family.
There are two types of sump pumps. They are submersible and pedestal. Submersible pumps are placed inside the sump. Pedestal pumps are mounted above sumps. The pedestal pumps generally last longer than submersible pumps. They are also easier to remove and are less expensive. Submersible pumps can last as few as five years compared to pedestal pumps that easily last 25 years. Though they do not last as long, some people prefer submersible pumps because they are less conspicuous.
Whichever type of sump pump you choose, our team will install it quickly and to the highest standards.
These pumps control water problems in surface soil. High amounts of water can cause the ground to become unstable due to saturation. The pumps keep the surface soil stable so that water does not sit against the house or collect where it shouldn’t.
Sump pumps do require yearly maintenance. The more these pumps have to work due to heavy rain in the Toronto area, the more often they should be examined. You should also consider that these devices need to be examined after unexpected heavy rainfall and severe storms. It is best that debris be kept away from a pedestal pumps so it should be cleared of them are regularly.
Our team is highly trained to service the GTA. We recommend sump pumps being installed where water does not easily drain. Poor drainage can be caused by a number of factors including a settling in the foundation. If your property was altered too much during the construction of your home you can often experience poor water drainage after heavy rains. This is because the natural process of the land has been disturbed and once the house settled drainage didn’t happen as naturally.
You should consider having a sump pump installed if you notice that your basement is damp and musty. You may also see standing water or water leaking through cracks in the walls. These problems are only the beginning of what could wreak major havoc on your Toronto home’s structure and should be dealt with immediately.
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