Basement Waterproofing Photo Album: Failing Sump Pump Replaced in Millstadt, IL
A sump pump in Millstadt, IL was failing, not pumping water out as it should. To solve this issue, the WaterGuard system was first installed. These drainage pipes intercept water at the perimeter of the basement and drain it toward the TripleSafe Sump Pump System, which will drain water from WaterGuard and below the basement and discharge it out of the house. This system also includes an UltraSump battery backup system, which turns on if the power goes out and effectively pumps out the water. Next, the IceGuard Sump Pump Discharge System was installed. The patented design of this system automatically allows water to escape through its perforations when pipe terminations are blocked, usually by ice or snow. Lastly, a LawnScape Outlet was installed. This connects the discharge lines to a special extension sending water away from the foundation while camouflaging the end of the pipe. Thanks to these systems, this basement will remain dry and clean for years to come!
Failing Sump Pump
This sump pump is failing to pump out the water correctly.
Perimeter Drainage System
Waterguard will catch wall seepage and drain it toward the new sump pump.
New Sump Pump
Included with the TripleSafe are two reliable cast-iron Zoeller pumps and a third battery-backup UltraSump pump that will take over if the power goes out.
IceGuard will still let water escape if the pipes become frozen or blocked for any reason.