Prevent Basement Floods
Tired Of Dealing With A Wet Basement?
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take the water out & keep it out
The backwater valve and sump pump are part of a more complex drainage system that drains water out and away from your home. These parts come into play once the water is collected through drain pipes and is brought to the sump pit – a basin that holds the water until it is released out and away from the home. In high water areas, the sump pump can do most of the work to keep your home dry.
Here is a breakdown of each of the parts:
Backwater Valve: The backwater valve contains a flap that opens to allow water to flow through in one direction, guiding it to the sump pit. Once the water passes through, the flap closes to prevent backflow.
Sump Pump: The sump pump is the pump connected to the sump pit, that takes in the water, and pumps it out and away from the home.
These parts of the drainage system are essential to ensure that the water leaves your home for good, unable to find its way back in.
We offer a variety of sump pumps. Our specialists will help you decide the most suitable option depending on the area you live in. In high water areas, the sump pump can do most of the work to keep your home dry.
Sump Pump Variations:
Get ahead of unexpected surprises
Backwater valves and sump pumps are important parts of the drainage system that help ensure your home stays dry. Having them installed is a preventative measure that could help you avoid severe water-related damage in the future. Here are some benefits associated with having a backwater valve and sump pump installed:
Years on the Market
Warranty Up to 25 Years
Savings for Toronto homeowners
Homeowners of single-family, duplex, or triplex residential properties can apply online for a subsidy of up to $3,400 per property. The following types of work are eligible: installation of a backwater valve; installation of a sump pump; plus severance and capping of an external weeping tile connection or storm sewer line.
The Rebate Includes:
Installation of alarm for sump pump.
Installation of backup power for sump pump.
Installation or replacement of sump pump.
We encourage you to reach out with any other questions
The backwater valve is a flap that allows water to pass through, then closes to prevent backflow, stopping water from coming back in.
A sump pump is a pump that gathers water from the sump pit and releases it out and away from the home.
These are important parts of the drainage system that can help you remove water that already got into your home or prevent water from getting in. There are a number of benefits to having them installed, including eliminating the chance of mold, protecting your home’s structure, and saving on other damage costs.
If water already got into your home, chances are you would first need to repair the entry points. However, if you do not have proper drainage, water will continue to pool and water will eventually find its way back in. The backwater valve and sump pump are proactive measures to re-route the water away from your home (sump pump), and make sure it cannot get back in (backwater valve).