3 Mechanical Improvements That Protect From Flooding And Plumbing Problems

If you have a home that sits below the grade level outside, then there likely are some features in place that protect your home. These can include drainage tiles, waterproofing and mechanical systems that help keep your home dry and protect against water damage and plumbing problems. The mechanical systems can include sump pumps, dry wells and drainage designs. But if you don't have any prevention systems or are looking to improve, here are some of the mechanical improvements that can help save your home from flooding:

1. Updating Your Sump Pump And Well For More Capacity Of Water

The sump pump in your basement is an important part of plumbing systems, which often have sewer lines above them. They also help to remove water and moisture from your basement. This is because foundation drainage systems can be connected to sump wells, which will then pump any excess water out, helping to keep your basement dry. If you are doing updates, you may want to consider adding a sump pump and well with a larger capacity.

2. Installing A Sewer Grinder For Sump Pump Systems Connected To Sewer Lines

A sewer grinder is another important component of the plumbing systems in your basement. The sewage grinder helps to break up waste that goes to the sump well, which can then make it easier for waste to be pumped to sewer lines. This is often an essential part of the mechanical systems in basement plumbing applications. It can also help prevent the backup of plumbing and serious water issues in your basement.

3. Improve Your Drainage With A Foundation Drainage System Inside And Outside Your Home

The drainage inside and around your home is also important to keep things dry. Outside of your home, you may want to consider a landscaping design that includes drainage features to deal with watershed. Inside your basement, a foundation drainage system can be added. This will not only help deal with water that may get into your basement, but it can also help with issues like moisture that gets into your basement from natural causes like condensation that can build up on cold basement walls. These systems can be connected to a sump system, where the excess water will then be pumped out of your home. 

If you want to have your home protected from any potential water problems, consider some improvement to these mechanical systems in your home. If you have an outdated sump pump system, contact a pump company, such as Coonse Well Drilling & Pump Co Inc, to help with repairs and upgrades for a better solution.