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In relation to COVID-19, American Foundation echoes recommendations from OSHA and CDC, which include:

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Sump Pumps

Sump Pump Installation and Repair

American Foundation & Basement Repairs, LLC provides sump pump installation as part of a comprehensive basement waterproofing solution. These are fairly small home appliances set up in the lower part of homes in the basement or crawl space. It is basically a device which is put in low-lying places to pump out water. We have been installing sump pumps in the Knoxville, Chattanooga, Asheville, Johnson City, and Cookeville areas for over 20 years and we know which will be best for every situation. The goal of a sump pump is to get rid of or reduce the risk of flooding. Due to their ability to remove water which has built up in a basement or crawl space, these pumps are generally utilized in spots vulnerable to flooding and are installed with every interior waterproofing system. If your basement is flooded, let our experts fix the problem.

Sump Pump Installers

Sump Pump Install

Our expert sump pump installers place the pump in a sump pit, which is a hole which was dug out in the lowest area of the house. Water collects in this pit when there is an overabundance of rainfall, or some other event takes place that would generally cause flooding. After it is turned on, the pump's goal is to get rid of the water from the pit to make space for more and to prevent an overflow. Most sump pumps work automatically and the pump becomes active once the pressure within the pit gets to a certain stage. At this time, water will flow towards and up the pump by centrifugal force.

The two most popular kinds of these pumps are the submersible and pedestal varieties. A submersible sump pump is actually found in the sump pit, this kind of pump sucks up the water from the bottom of the pit. A pedestal sump pump is a less costly choice. This pump is located outside of the pit and the water is sucked up from the top of the pit. Furthermore, there are manual or automatic pump options. The automatic pumps are suggested since the water will always clear before it is too late. Manual pumps are more economical but are annoying to switch on and off.

There are numerous variations between different models, even those of the same variety. For example, the amount of horsepower in the pump can vary greatly. Figuring out how much horsepower is required for your needs depends on how often flooding takes place and the degree to which moisture is a problem in your house. Various other features and variations to think about include cord length, pump pressure, backup systems, and whether a warranty is provided.

Battery Backup Sump Pumps

Sump Pumps

Because they operate on the electricity from your home, a pump will not operate in the event of a power failure, and this is when a battery backup sump pump is needed. Some models come with a rechargeable battery as a backup energy source, which can be a tremendous help in these kinds of situations. There is also the option of setting up an alarm system which will indicate if the water level starts to rise, or the pump stops working properly.

Please call American Foundation & Basement Repair at 877-784-5636 to learn more about our waterproofing options.