What Is a Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a small pump that is typically installed in the lowest area of your home’s basement or crawl space. The Hydrapump (sump pump) is placed within a sump pit. The Hydraway Drainage System, which surrounds the interior perimeter of the basement or crawl space, directs any water that enters your home into the sump pit. The sump pump then pumps water out of the pit and away from your home, ensuring dryness in the basement.

Hydrapump Sump Pump

As the Hydraway System drains water from the basement or crawl space, the water needs somewhere to go. Once installed, the Hydraway is connected to a sump pit that is situated within the soil. The sump pit contains a sump pump that pushes the water up and out of your basement through the discharge hose. The Hydrapump is clog resistant and captures water from the Hydraway system before routing it through drain pipes to the exterior of the home.

Intech Anchoring also offers battery backup systems as they are sometimes necessary to ensure peace of mind to homeowners in the event of a power outage or primary sump pump failure. The backup battery case and charger are positioned on the basement floor next to the backup pump. In the event of high water in the sump pit, the water level float sensor will engage the system and sound an alarm to alert the homeowner the system is operating. The water is pumped out of the pit through an additional discharge hose.

What Are the Components of a Sump Pump?

    • Sump Pit

A small hole lined with gravel that the device sits in

    • Discharge Pipe or Line

The pipe that directs water out of your basement

    • Check Valve

A one-way valve that ensures water does not flow backward

    • Pressure Sensor

The sensor that directs the sump pump to turn on automatically

    • Centrifugal Pump

The device that moves water out of the sump pit

    • Impeller

The fan-like device that uses centrifugal force to push water out through the discharge pipe

When Sump Pumps are Needed

  • Previous basement flooding:

When past experiences prove the home is prone to flooding, a permanent solution such as a sump pump may be necessary to prevent this in the future.

  • Home located in a flat or low-lying area:

In this case, the basement may be closer to the water table, also known as the area beneath the ground that is saturated with water. This means that the basement is more likely to be infiltrated by water, and a sump pump is needed.

  • Large quantities of rain or snow:

If the geographical location experiences heavy precipitation, the soil surrounding the basement can become saturated with water. As pressure builds, the basement may become flooded.

  • Finished basements:

If the basement has been modified with drywall and furnishings, there is even more reason to protect your valuable investment from flooding.

Take Advantage of the Hydraway Systems From Intech Anchoring

The Hydraway system is owned and manufactured by our team here at Intech Anchoring. It is backed by our 20 years of experience and the expertise of our team of engineers. It is a waterproofing system made up of different components that all work together.  

    • Hydraway 2000:

Works to remove water as part of the drain system and channel it far away from your home by working in tandem with Hydraway 300

    • Hydraway 300:

Situated in the weakest part of your foundation, where the floor meets the footing, to direct water toward the Hydraway 2000

    • Hydrapump:

Directs the water away from your home using a series of exterior pipes

To learn more about the Hydraway Hydrapump and our other cost-effective solutions, contact Intech Anchoring Systems today.