If you’ve ever experienced flooding in your basement, you understand just how much damage it can cause. Even a small leak can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage. Water can destroy walls, floors, carpeting, furniture and very quickly lead to hazardous mold and mildew growth. The cause of flooding can range from heavy rainfall, melting snow to broken pipes and clogged sewer tie-ins. When your basement was being built, contractors cleared out an area wider than the walls of your home to allow themselves enough room to work. The walls were weatherproofed and the area around the house was refilled with the same loose materials they originally dug out. When it rains or snow melts, water seeps through the loosely packed material and starts to accumulate against the walls of your basement. This buildup puts extreme amounts of pressure on the foundation of your house and can result in cracks and leaks.

Sump Pump Installation MokenaIf your basement is at risk of flooding, a sump pump is the best safeguard. Though sump pumps are generally installed to prevent basement flooding, they can also be used to ameliorate dampness by lowering the water table under the foundation of your home. What is a water table? In a nutshell, the water table is the “top” of the water that has accumulated under the foundation of your home. When the water table reaches your basement flooring, flooding occurs. This is why a sump pump is an excellent preventative measure to take!

At R.J. Graham Plumbing, Inc., we specialize in and frequently perform sump pump installations to avoid flooding and water damage. You can rest assured your sump pump will be installed correctly the first time by an experienced member of our staff. After a thorough survey of your home’s foundation and construction, we will recommend the best product to secure your home and valuables against flooding.

Whether you have already suffered through the misfortune of basement flooding or just want to ensure you never do, we can help!

For more information or to schedule a free consultation to discuss your plumbing needs, please contact us today! Your happiness is our priority, and we want to make sure you stay safe and dry in your home, always!