There are two possible ways to drain water from a weeping tile system. The first solution is gravity, it is the typical way of draining when we are able to install drain piping with a particular slope to connect it to the existing drainage system. If the natural drainage system is not deep enough to be able to install a gravity slope, installation a Sump Pump waterproofing system is required.
There are several solutions for sump pumps. The simplest one is an electrical pump c/w a float. When water level goes up, the float turns the pump on and pumps everything away. This system is technically very sufficient and cost-effective but has one weakness: if you have an electrical blackout, this pump won’t be able to work and in this period of time weeping tiles won’t be working and your basement might be flooded again.
To protect you from this risk we offer several solutions:
- Pump with back-up battery. It is a type of pump that has a special battery which allows this pump to work for some time even when you do not have electricity. The batteries are in different sizes depend on motor power and backup time. It is great solution to cover you for limited amount of time. This pump has an independent float and start working when water level hit the emergency level (emergency level can be adjusted on site). This pump has the same performance as the main electric pump.
- Powerless pump. This pump would be suggested if you worried that the power outage might be for a longer time and a battery pump won’t be able to provide protection for your basement for that longer period of time. The powerless pump works from water circulation in the water main. It is smaller performance pump but still can help you to avoid flooding when you do not have power for long periods of time.