Sump Pump Installation
Are you experiencing serious flooding in your home or property? A sump pump installation may be required. Occasionally when traditional drainage systems are installed solo, like french drain or catch basin, they cannot resolve abnormal flooding. Instead, they need an additional landscape drainage system to pair with them. When both landscape drainage systems are working together, excess water will drain to the street, rather than remaining in your yard.
Typically, most residential homes only require a half-horsepower pump, which can pump 70 gallons per minute. This amount of power can be excessive for most households. Nevertheless, it is better to be on the safe side for abnormal flooding areas. Additionally, we can provide several other models with different horsepower, performance, and switch options. In other words, we can find the right sump pump to fit your specific needs.
How to Install a Sump Pump
Here at HLP, we use top-notch materials in every sump pump installation to ensure the maximum quality of your landscape drainage. For starters, the sump pump will sit inside a basin. The basin needs to be large so that the Sump Pump can fit inside. Depending on the drainage system needed, there will usually be at least two pipes connecting to the basin. Also, all PVC pipes are connected with PVC cement to prevent any leaks.
Furthermore, for the two pipes, the bottom one will be a 4-inch PVC that connects to the drainage system. The second pipe will be a 2-inch PVC that goes out of the Sump Pump. Attached to the 2-inch PVC will be two fittings: a check valve and a union joint. The purpose of the check valve is to make sure there is no backflow. In other words, the water will only flow in one direction. The union joint is a threaded assembly that connects to the end piece of a PVC. Its purpose is to disconnect the Sump Pump without having to cut into the piping. Thus, if a problem occurred with the Sump Pump, then it would be easily detachable for servicing. Lastly, the Sump Pump installation will need to receive power from an outlet; then, it will be ready to go.
The sump pump is used for unusual flooding cases when a conventional drainage system is not possible. For instance, some homes do not have a proper slope that is needed to carry water out. This issue is due to the street being at a higher elevation than the affected area. Without a doubt, having too many obstacles to create a proficient slope to a drainage system is another reason installing a sump pump may be necessary.
How does a Sump Pump Work?
A common question about the sump pump is: how does it work and where does the water go? How it works is simple; first, all excess water will flow into the drainage system. Next, the drainage system will send the water into a catch basin drain, which the sump pump will sit in. Afterward, the pump will push out any water residing in the basin away from the property. Finally, with the proper drainage installed, your home will be free of flooding.
Landscape Drainage Sump Pump
Houston Landscape Pros uses the best products available for every sump pump installation in Houston. Our preferred brands are Little Giant and Liberty Pumps because they fit our motto of “do it right the first time” and “don’t pay more for less service.” Little Giant has been around for 75 years and has the most celebrated portfolio on the market. They take pride in having products that are 100% American made. Above all, Little Giant has a worldwide reputation for its innovation, efficiency, and quality. Similarly, Liberty Pumps is also a leading U.S. groundwater removal manufacturer. They began in 1965 and are still just as reliable, innovative, and efficient.
Sump Pump Cost in Houston, TX
As many of you know, the Houston area has likely experienced flooding in the past. Flooding can cause many problems in and around your home. Of course, though the initial installation of a Sump Pump Drain system can be pricey, the price you pay for it is nothing compared to the protection it will give you.
Sump Pump Drain System cost will vary depending on the following factors:
- Materials Supply
Is there a warranty for a Sump Pump?
Houston Landscape Pros will install the Sump Pump Drainage System in compliance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. Also, we will warranty for one year from the date of installation, part, and labor. However, part of the warranty is maintaining the system every six months to a year, just like the catch basin system.
Sump Pump Installations in Houston, TX
Are interested in a sump pump installation? Houston Landscape Pros are Certified Little Giant Sump-pump installers. Please click on the map to see our service area. Our offices are located in Houston, TX 77042, but we cover almost all parts of Houston such as Katy, Pearland, Richmond, Bellaire, TX, and surrounding communities.
Make an appointment by call us: (713)396-3320