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An inside look at our TripleSafe™ Sump Pump System, including the airtight lid, primary pump, secondary pump, and battery backup sump pump.
When you have a perimeter drainage system installed in your home, your sump pump is your main line of defense against a basement flood. If you can't count on your sump system to be powerful or reliable enough, then you can't count on a dry basement. And what good is the space if it gets wet?
At All-Dry of the Carolinas, we install only the best sump pump systems available anywhere in the North Carolina, South Carolina & Georgia area. We have an answer to clogging sump pumps, power failures, torrential rainfall, and much more!
We service Asheville, Greenville, Spartanburg as well as Columbia, Anderson, Lexington, Greer, Hendersonville, Easley, Greenwood and nearby. We can help you dry your basement! For a free sump pump system quote, call or e-mail us today!
Our sump pump systems include the following features:
We also offer our IceGuard® anti-freeze device as an additional feature you can add on to your sump pump system:
At All-Dry of the Carolinas, we offer three different sump pump systems: the TripleSafe™, SuperSump®, and SmartSump™.
Our most reliable sump pump system, the TripleSafe™ Sump Pump System, provides three levels of protection for your basement and your peace of mind.
For normal functioning, the TripleSafe™ has a powerful, cast-iron Zoeller® ⅓ horsepower sump pump set at the lowest level. For heavy volumes of water or in case of primary pump failure, a second, more powerful Zoeller® ½ hp pump set a bit higher in the liner will take over.
In case of a power outage, our UltraSump® battery backup sump pump, set at the highest level, will pump 11,500 gallons or more on a fully charged battery!
An UltraSump® battery-powered pump to the SuperSump® system is added so the drainage system can operate when the power goes out. The battery backup system will recharge automatically.
For an effective and more economical solution, our SuperSump® Premier Pump System can help keep the basement dry.
The SuperSump® includes a powerful Zoeller® ⅓ horsepower cast-iron sump pump, capable of pumping 2,220 gallons of water per hour at an 8-foot head out of your basement.
The SuperSump® can be installed with an optional UltraSump® Battery Backup Sump Pump, which can pump out 11,500 gallons or more on a single charge!
Water intrusion does not just happen in basements and crawlspaces, but can pretty much happen anywhere below grade. This essentially means that any area that is below ground or partially below ground could be affected by water intrusion. This is usually caused by hydrostatic pressure, which is essentially pressure caused by water filling up the gaps in the soil around the home and beginning to push its way into the home.
This particular home was dealing with water intrusion in the garage of the home, which happened to be slightly below grade. It is difficult to see the damage that had already started to happen from the water intrusion because of some of the shelving, but there is a darker area along the perimeter where the water had soaked into the ground. Having water constantly in the area increases the moisture level of the garage and can cause damage to anything stored near the water intrusion.
The after picture shows the same area by the garage door. The main product showed in this photo is the SuperSump pump system, which is under the blue lid that can be seen. The SuperSump is important because it is what actually pumps the water outside and away from the home. The other product that was installed was the WaterGuard, which is actually under the freshly mixed and poured concrete. The WaterGuard leaves a small gap between the floor and wall so that water can get into the drain. The WaterGuard ties in directly to the SuperSump.
This homeowner was having some problems with water coming through the basement walls, which was a big problem for the owner because they used their basement as a storage area. In order to help fix this basement, and bring it back to its former glory we sent a System Design Specialist to see what would be best for the homeowner. After the inspection, our Specialist knew exactly what this home needed, two products; a SuperSump Pump system and some WaterGuard basement drain.
The "before" picture shows a pretty average-looking basement wall, nothing too much out of the ordinary. Some smaller things that can be seen are the minerals left behind on the bottom of the wall and floors, this is more technically called, efflorescence. This just shows that water has been making its way through the basement walls/floors, because this is what is left behind when water seeps through.
The "after" photo tells a much different story than the before picture. The after picture shows what this area looked like after our installation crew had installed our products. The most obvious part of this photo is the SuperSump, which is directly in the middle of the picture. This sump pump system does an excellent job of pumping the water out of the basement and into the yard. The other product that may not be noticed is the WaterGuard drain, which was installed around the perimeter of the basement. This drain collects all of the water that comes through the walls and directs it towards the SuperSump.
This homeowner knew of their water intrusion issues way before they called us, but they didn't realize that there was an effective way to stop the water. The homeowner already had a sump pump in their basement, but it could only do so much by itself. The homeowner knew this and when they saw one of our TV commercials, they knew exactly who could help fix these problems.
When our Systems Design Specialist went out to the home, he knew that this homeowner was going to need a little bit more than just a sump pump, which was the only thing the homeowner had at the time. Our Specialist was able to quote a full basement waterproofing project for the homeowner, so that they wouldn't have to worry about any further damage to the home.
The crew was then able to go out to the home and install the system just a few weeks later. All in all the homeowner had WaterGuard, a dehumidifier, and a SuperSump system installed in the basement, but we'll be focusing on the sump pump. As you can see, the sump pump that was installed in this basement is much different than the previous one. Our sump systems come with a liner that is airtight on top, meaning that no moisture will come out of the top. It also has a convenient area for the dehumidifier to drain to, which is what you can see in the after photo.
This basement was in pretty rough shape overall, but their sump pump definitely needed an upgrade. This is a pretty traditional, although outdated, way to install a sump pump inside a home. The first photo is, of course, the old sump pump that was in the home before we were able to come in and upgrade the system. The second photo shows the sump pump installation in progress.
This is an open-air container that hopes to collect any water that flows down to it, but has no real drainage to it. Once the water gets to a certain level, the pump turns on and removes the water. However, while waiting for the water to get to that level, the water is evaporating and getting into the air, and eventually will start to get into the drywall and anything else that is porous. This is extremely unhealthy, which was why the homeowner decided to go with our new SuperSump pump system.
The new sump pump is much better and more effective than the owner's old one. First off, it is completely sealed, meaning that once the water is inside the sump basin, it won't be evaporating into the basement. Another extremely important factor is that there is drainage that runs to the sump pump. Rather than just sit in the room, letting water slowly drain over the floor, the sump is connecting to WaterGuard which goes around the perimeter of the basement. This means that the water is not even getting a chance to be in the basement, it is immediately being picked up by the WaterGuard to drained down to the sump pump.
Sump pumps aren't anything new and have been around for awhile. They are a great tool in order to pump water out of the home and helps to prevent flooding. However, traditional sump pumps aren't really the best equipped for basement waterproofing (at least not without a little help). Digging a hole in the ground and placing a sump pump in it may help to prevent a basement from completely flooding, but it won't solve moisture and humidity issues.
This was the case in this particular home, the owner knew they had water intrusion so a sump pump was installed almost exactly as described above. This is not a great solution because it leaves the area open, which allows moisture to get back into the basement. It also doesn't prevent anything from getting into the sump hole. This can lead to blockages and more wear and tear on the pump itself.
The sump system that we installed was a TripleSafe, with a total of three pumps. One of the biggest benefits of this system is the liner that the pumps sit in, it has holes that allow water to flow in from below, but has an airtight lid so that none of the moisture can get back into the basement. Two of the three pumps are plugged in as normal, however there is a third pump that runs off of the battery that can be seen in the photo. This system can handle several thousands of gallons per hour, so it should have no problem dealing with a wet basement!
When it comes to water and basements, the best thing to do is to try to keep the water out. However, this is extremely difficult to do since much of the water gets in by soaking through the basement walls from the soil outside the home. There are certain things to do outside the home that can help, but usually don't solve the problem completely. The next most important step to take is to have something on the inside of the home that can catch the water and get it back outside of the home.
This homeowner was already on the right track by having a sump pump installed. However, the current sump pump that was in the basement was is definitely not recommended. This sump pump is essentially a pump stuck in a hole that was cut in the basement floor. There are two big issues with having a sump pump like this. The first is that because it is essentially just sitting in mud, the pump can easily be clogged up and stop working. The other issue is that because it is open at the top, moisture is still able to get into the basement.
The homeowner's new sump pump, the TripleSafe is a much better solution. While this photo was taken while the crew was still installing the system, the new pump system can be seen. The TripleSafe has a line that keeps all of the pumps contained and off of the dirt floor, while still allowing water to get to the pumps. It has a total of 3 pumps that can pump well over 6,000 gallons of water per hour. After the crew finished with this project, this basement floor looked almost brand new, with all of the excess dirt/gravel/concrete removed and new concrete poured around the TripleSafe and WaterGuard that was also installed.
Our customer in Columbia, SC owns a business that needed some restoration, but the basement had an issue with water intrusion when it rained, so the business owner had to fix the water problem before any restoration work was started.
In the "before" picture you may not notice any issues, but when we arrived to give the customer a free estimate it was not raining that day, but the customer informed us that when it rained heavily the water would come in through floor consistently.
The best resolution for this customer was installing a WaterGuard System and Sump pump. The WaterGuard system is a piping system that intercepts water at the perimeter of the basement and the sump pump keeps the water pumped out of the basement. Some may ask why we use these interior systems rather than exterior french drains? Simply put, time and cost. To install an exterior drain around the perimeter of your home, basement waterproofing contractors will first need to excavate the area around your foundation with a backhoe. Before this can be accomplished, anything around the perimeter must be removed- including porches, shrubbery, gardens, sidewalks, steps, part of the driveway, and anything else that may be sitting near the foundation. The WaterGuard system is installed indoors with little or no prep-work by the customer.
The "after" picture shows the same basement with WaterGuard and the Sump Pump installed. Notice the wet concrete around the perimeter. The All-Dry of the Carolinas crew has broken up the concrete, installed the WaterGuard piping, and replaced the concrete. The WaterGaurd is under the concrete, so no square footage is lost and the customer does not need to worry about accidently damaging the WaterGuard!
Basements with an open area under the stairs are great for if we need to install a system in the home. Not only does it help us out, but it also gives the homeowner an area where the sump pump can be contained, without really having to see or deal with it. This was the case with this homeowner and their basement. In this basement, we installed WaterGuard drainage, as well as a SuperSump pump system, which is what will be shown in the after photo.
The "before" picture shows the open area that is beneath the stairs leading to the basement. But more importantly, this shows the area where the SuperSump will be installed. This is such a good area because it usually is not used much (or in some cases, at all by homeowners), so when the sump pump is installed, no real space is taken up by the system. It gives our service technicians an easily accessible area, while still being able to be concealed by the homeowner.
The "after" photo shows off the installed SuperSump pump system. As you can see, it certainly is not the most invasive system, but it does require quite a bit of room. It has more than enough room to be installed here, and the fact that it is up against an exterior wall is another plus! We try our best to install the sump pump an area that is not used very often or that is hidden away.
Sump pumps are often a pretty common product whether we are doing a basement or a crawlspace project. Sump pumps are where the water drains to, and where the pump is located that pumps the water outside of the home. This homeowner decided to go with a SuperSump pump system, which is probably the most popular of the sump systems that we install.
The "before" picture shows an area in the basement that will be the location of the SuperSump. While this particular area in the basement did not have too much water intrusion or damage from it, it was the best area for the SuperSump to be installed in. Having it installed here gave it a corner that it could be tucked away in, but also in an area that a discharge pipe could be easily installed.
The "after" photo shows the same area as before, but with the SuperSump pump system installed. While it may not seem like much, this sump pump paired with the WaterGuard can effectively protect this basement from water intrusion. Our sump pumps come with a WaterWatch Alarm, which is the device almost in the center of the pump. This alarm will notify you if the water has risen above where the pumps should be running. This gives the homeowner enough time to address the problem before the water overflows. There are several great parts to our sump pumps and if you'd like to learn more, click here.
Water intrusion in basements is unfortunately something that we see just about every day here at All-Dry of the Carolinas. This can end up doing pretty extensive damage to the home, and the longer a homeowner waits to have the situation assessed and fixed, the more damage can happen. This is unfortunate because many homeowner don't realize that this is an extremely common problem and more than likely it is an ongoing problem, rather than just "every once in awhile".
This home actually had a good amount of water coming through the basement walls and can be seen in the first photo. There is water coming through the both the basement wall (around the platform) and the joint between the floor and wall of the basement. Since there was so much water coming into the basement, the solution was a little different from our average installation, but was still something that we do frequently!
The second photo shows the same area, but with our system in place to prevent water from staying in the home. Our system is an interior drainage system where the drain is actually in the floor along the wall. This catches the water that comes through the wall and drains it to the sump pump. The SuperSump pump system is an efficient pump system that does not take up very much room. It is able to pump out all of the water, while staying out of the way. Our crew also installed BrightWall on the wall, because it catch any water that comes through the wall and directs it to the WaterGuard.
The SmartSump™ system is designed specifically for keeping crawl spaces dry and clean.
If you're looking for a crawl space sump pump solution, the SmartSump™ Crawl Space Sump Pump System is the ideal option. The SmartSump™ is specifically designed for crawl spaces and can provide all the protection you need from leaks and floods.
The SmartSump™ comes equipped with a cast-iron Zoeller® primary pump with the option of adding an UltraSump® Battery Backup Sump Pump. This sump pump is designed to fit with the CleanSpace® liner and has a sump alarm to ensure you always are aware of any water in your crawl space.