A good quality sump pump system
is the heart of any waterproofing system.
It is the pump that does all the work, and it is a pump failure that is the cause of most wet basements. This is why Basement Authorities has created the Champion Sump System!
The first step is a good sturdy sump basin. Our sump basin is built structurally strong with a wide flat bottom for easy sump installation. The lid has an airtight seal and will support 250lbs of weight.
An exceptional primary pump is next. We carry Champion brand primary pumps in 1/3hp and 1/2hp models. Our Champion pumps use less energy, pump more water, and are more silent than our leading competition. Just look at these comparisons.
1/3 HP Pumps
The Champion 1/3HP pump utilizes a high efficient motor. It uses less amps, which saves on energy costs and provides a longer life to the pump because it runs cooler. The capacity of the pump is second to none. The legs of the pump keep the pump off the bottom of the pit so the pump won’t get clogged with debris. Also, the pump utilizes a piggy back switch. Typically a pump fails because the switch fails even though the pump will still run. The piggy back switch allows the homeowner to run the pump in an emergency even if the switch goes bad. The switch can be bypassed, and the pump can still be run.
1/2 HP Pumps
The champion ½HP pump again utilizes a highly efficient motor. This allows the pump to run cooler and longer while being extremely energy efficient. The long legs of the pump keep the pump off the bottom of the basin and provide it with a large area to pull from. It will pass 1-1/2” solids so it will never clog. The most important feature is the pumping capacity. The Champion CPS5 pumps almost 900 gallons more an hour than its nearest competitors. This extra pumping capacity will be the only thing keeping your basement dry in extreme rainfalls. The piggy back switch also allows the pump to run even if the switch has failed unlike the other pumps.
As you can see, Basement Authorities has once again done the homework for you. We have found the best pumps on the market, and our local certified experts are trained to install the right pump for your specific pumping needs. After all, the pump and its ability to evacuate the hydrostatic pressure building up under the basement floor is the heart of the system. If the pump does not perform, then the basement will not stay dry.
A good quality battery backup pump is a must for any dry basement. Even for those that have generators, battery backup pumps are necessary. They protect your basement when the primary pump fails. It is always recommended to have two pumps in the sump basin in case the primary pump has a mechanical failure. Pumps can also fail when electrical cords accidentally get pulled out or circuit breakers fail. Our full line of Battery Backup pumps can give you the peace of mind and protection that you need to keep your basement dry. Every home has different pumping needs depending on its geographic location. Which is why we offer 3 models: The Storm Pro 2100, The Storm Pro AC/DC, and the Sump Pro.
High Water Alarm
A high water alarm is a necessity for any pump system. It is an early warning sign that trouble is near. The loud audible alarm alerts you that immediate action needs to be taken in order to prevent a costly flood. Depending on the severity of the pump failure, the high water alarm will give you the advance warning needed the avert disaster.
The water from the pump doesn’t just disappear., and where that water ends up is just as important as getting it out of the house. This is why Basement Authorities has devised a revolutionary double discharge system that will not freeze or dump the water next to the house.
The discharge line utilizes a primary underground discharge line that will direct the water far enough away from the house, so that the water will not recycle back to the pump. It then incorporates a second line that exits above ground should there be any problems with the first line. If the primary line is clogged or frozen, then the water will bypass the primary line and exit the house out of the secondary line. The secondary line can be routed above ground far enough away from the house so the water will not recycle back to the pump.
The problem with most underground discharge lines is that they rely on an air gap to allow the water to discharge from the house should a problem arise with the underground piping. The issue is that the air gap is right next to the house. If the water cannot flow through the frozen underground discharge, then it just bubbles out of the top of the pipe next to the house. This can potentially create a situation where the water is just recycling back to the pump. The water pressure will continue to increase, and eventually the basement will flood. The flood happens, even though water is being pumped out of the house.