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Basement Sump Pump Systems

Wet basement? Don't panic! The AquaStop™ Sump Pump System from Groundworks is the ultimate defence against water intrusion.

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The heart of any basement waterproofing system is the sump pump. Unfortunately, not all sump pumps are created equal, and most will fail at some point, possibly leaving you with a wet basement, damaged items, mold growth, and foundation damage.

So, how does a sump pump system work? When might you need one? And how do we install a sump pump in your basement? We have all the answers below.

What Are AquaStop™ Sump Pumps?

The AquaStop™ Basement Sump Pump System collects water from an interior drainage system and removes it from your home, preventing flooding and structural damage. We can install this system in your basement in a few simple steps.

AquaStop™ sump pumps contain multiple elements: a water alarm, sump liner, airtight lid, and super-strong cast iron pumps. With regular maintenance, this system helps keep your basement dry!

When Do You Need a Basement Sump Pump System?

We recommend installing a sump pump system in your basement if you recognize any of these problem signs:

  • Basement leaks or flooding
  • Walls that crack or bow inward
  • A musty smell
  • Mold
  • A white, powdery substance on walls and floors (efflorescence) 
  • Leaky windows
  • High humidity  
  • Floor cracks

Contact Groundworks immediately if you notice any of the above problem signs! Swift action prevents further damage to your home and expensive repair bills.

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Why Is a Sump Pump Necessary?

A good sump pump system is one of the most essential pieces of equipment for keeping moisture out of your basement. Without one, water can accumulate, leading to flooding, mold, mildew, and structural decay.

AquaStop™ sump pumps protect your basement from water intrusion and keep it healthy and dry. Sump pumps are just one part of our comprehensive basement waterproofing solution, creating a healthier and drier living environment for everyone in your property.

AquaStop™ Sump Pump Options

Each home in Canada is unique — that’s why we offer a range of sump pump systems:

AquaStop™ Basement Single

This single sump pump system has a robust SafeDri™ cast iron pump, making water removal easier than ever. Choose between the SafeDri™ ⅓ hp or ½ hp pump.

AquaStop™ Basement Single with Battery Backup

Equipped with a backup battery, this model eliminates large water volumes from your basement, even during power outages.

AquaStop™ Basement Triple

This product features three pumps for ultimate basement protection:

  • A primary SafeDri™ 1/3 hp pump for standard water removal
  • A secondary SafeDri™ 1/2 hp pump for greater water volumes
  • A third battery backup pump for power outages

Not sure which AquaStop™ system is suitable for your home? Let our experts inspect your property and recommend the best solution for your needs!

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AquaStop™ Sump Pump System Benefits

Installing AquaStop™ sump pumps in your basement offers several advantages, including:

  • Guaranteed Basement Dryness: Quickly removing basement water stops flooding and dampness. 
  • All-Encompassing Protection: AquaStop™ sump pumps complement vapor barriers, dehumidifiers, and other waterproofing solutions
  • Dependable Pumping Capabilities: Multiple redundancy levels and battery backup options ensure reliability.
  • Ongoing Defence: Our sump pumps provide long-lasting protection against basement water intrusion.

How We Install AquaStop™ Sump Pumps

  • Identifying the lowest point in your basement
  • Preparing the floor for the sump liner
  • Installing an interior drainage system
  • Connecting drains to the sump basin
  • Placing pumps and components in the sump liner
  • Setting up interior and exterior discharge pipes
  • Installing any necessary electrical outlets and battery backup, if needed
  • Testing the system to make sure everything runs smoothly

Why Choose Our Sump Pumps?

AquaStop™ sump pumps stand out from similar products on the market in several ways:

  • Premium cast iron pumps
  • Water alarm and airtight lid
  • Multiple protection levels
  • Compatibility and integration with other solutions
  • Battery backup options
  • Comprehensive warranty
  • Annual maintenance service plan
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Contact Groundworks for the Ultimate Sump Pump Solution

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Our innovative AquaStop™ Sump Pump System is the answer to all your basement water-related woes. You can keep your home dry for years to come — no matter what the Canadian weather brings!

Unlike some other companies, we offer a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate for basement waterproofing. Call us today or fill out our online contact form to get started.

Sump Pump FAQs

A sump pump system moves water in a sump basin from your basement to the outside of your home, protecting you against water damage. When water reaches a certain level, the system pumps excess water via a discharge line away from your property. We can install a sump pump at the lowest point of your basement in a few steps.

Groundworks can visit your home and provide a custom estimate for a sump pump system based on your property’s size and needs. We can also give you a quote for a more comprehensive basement waterproofing solution, helping you keep your entire basement dry and safe.

We recommend having your sump pump inspected at least once a year through our maintenance program. Our technicians will clean your sump pump, cycle and flush the system, change the alarm batteries, and much more.