A complete construction plan of a multiple-story building or a house covers all sections of construction and installation, from designing the layout of a building by considering all available space to efficiently installing all the necessary structural elements. One of the most unwelcome sights for any person involved in building construction is a basement flooded or full of mold or mildew from persistent moisture. Not only does it weaken the base of the building, but it can cause health and breathing hazards.
The solution to these issues is a simple installation of a sump pump.
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What is a Sump Pump?
A sump pump is a simple and small pump installed in the lower part of the basement of a building. Its function is to keep the building dry and protect it from being flooded. Sump pumps are positioned in specially designed sump pits. The excess water falls into it, and then the sump pump carries the water out for disposal.
The sump pit is designed so that by gravity, the water automatically continues accumulating in it so that the pump can remove it through the discharge pipes.
Types of Sump Pumps
The following are types of sump pumps differing based on their construction and operation:
- Submersible Sump Pumps
- If one specifically wants to protect their basement from flooding, this sump pump is the best option. These sump pumps contain a motor and pump enclosed in a basin in the basement.
- Pedestal Sump Pumps
- Pedestal sump pumps differ from the submersible ones as they have a separate motor and pump. The motor is mounted above the basin, and a hose is connected to the basin containing the pump. It has a longer lifespan but can be loud while operating.
- Battery-operated Sump Pumps
- These sump pumps can also operate in case of a power outage because they are powered by a battery. They have a stronger working mechanism and can provide efficient flood protection.
Materials Used to Manufacture Sump Pumps
A sump pump is necessary to protect a building from any water sanitation issue. Not only is its installation important, but the selection of material used in the construction of sump pumps is also paramount. Following are the materials used in the construction of sump pumps:
- Cast iron
- Stainless steel
Applications of Sump Pumps
- Construction of buildings
- Water sanitation systems
- Sewage disposals
- Maintaining lower temperatures in basements
- Controlling humidity levels in moisture-prone areas
Benefits of Sump Pumps
Sump pumps have a plethora of advantages, such as:
- They protect the building from any sewage backups.
- They improve the air quality by reducing the level of humidity.
- Sump pumps help keep the lower part of the basement of the building dry, preventing mold and mildew growth.
- Sump pumps keep the basement clean and free of any excess water accumulation.
- They protect the building from flooding by constantly disposing of water.