Sump Pump Installation
Sumps pumps are not just for homes in low lying areas – they are for any home where rising water levels in the ground can threaten the home. A sump pump system with battery-powered backup can save you thousands of dollars in damage repairs when spring runoff is high or we have a lot of rain.
They’re so effective that the City of Ottawa now has a rebate if your home was built before 2004 and has never had one installed.
DS Plumbing’s sump pump installation services are worry free. We provide full prices up front and our 100% satisfaction guarantee ensures your happiness.
We can handle sump pump installation anywhere in the Ottawa area (see map), including Nepean, Kanata, Stittsville, Dunrobin, Orleans, Barrhaven, Manotick, and Greely.
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Sump Pump Brands We Trust
While we can install any make or model of sump pump, we find our customers get great results with these brands.
Hydromatic provides a variety of reliable, long-lasting sump pumps with different pumping capacities.
Mainline sump pumps handle debris in groundwater exceptionally well, can pump out a lot of water quickly, and really last.
Depending on your needs, you may require different sump systems. Ask your plumber what the options are and what works for your home.
All of our sump pumps and packaged systems are available with optional battery-powered backups. We can install new systems for you or replace old, worn out pumps.
Do You Need a Sump Pump?
This will depend on where you live, and these specific factors:
- How close you are to a river or whether you are in a low-lying area or not.
- The regular height of the ground water level.
- If you are near the bottom of a large hill.
- The soil underneath your home. For example, in a large part of the Kanata area, there is bedrock very close to the surface, and the water is often trapped. In areas like Barrhaven, there is a lot more soil under the homes to absorb extra water.
- If you live in the city, the age of the storm sewer system or how the storm piping is connected may be a risk factor.
- Rural properties generally require sump pumps.
Why You Should Invest in a Sump Pump Backup
Back up systems are are essentially a whole second sump pump that runs on a battery. They are not mandatory on sump systems, but they are a good idea.
The back up system turns on automatically when the primary system fails (if there’s a power outage or the first system breaks down). It will also turn on to help the primary system keep your basement dry even when the amount of water is much higher than normal.
Sump Pump Installation Notes
Sump pump installation should ideally be done before finishing or renovating a basement. The basement floor will need to be broken up to dig and install an appropriate pit dug to house the pump. As well, plumbing needs to be installed to take the waste water away, and piping set up to safely vent radon gas from your home.
It is critical that the right kind of waste water pipe is installed – we have seen cases where, unbeknownst to the homeowner, the wastewater pipe has collapsed and they only find out when the water level rises and is not able to be carried away.