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Crawl Space Sump Pump

Protect your home's foundation with the AquaStop™ Crawl Space Sump Pump System — available in Canada through Groundworks.

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A sump pump is a vital component of any crawl space waterproofing system, and for good reason! Without one, excess moisture can damage your home’s foundation, putting your family’s safety at serious risk. A damp crawl space is also a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and pests.

The problem is that not all sump pumps are created equal. You need one that offers long-lasting performance and protection. AquaStop™ Crawl Space Sump Pump System, available in Southern Alberta through Groundworks, does exactly that!

What Is a Crawl Space Sump Pump?

This essential piece of equipment controls excessive moisture in your crawl space, preventing water from damaging the lower level of your home. It includes a submersible pump that provides a first line of defense against moisture intrusion. We’ll place this pump in a sump basin, which collects water in a dug-out pit in your basement floor.

When water levels rise in your crawl space, a float switch activates the sump pump, removing water from your property.

The AquaStop™ system stands out from similar sump pumps on the market. It has premium cast-iron pumps that provide ongoing protection against water damage and integrates with other crawl space waterproofing solutions, such as encapsulation, dehumidification, and drainage. As a result, you can reduce humidity, improve air quality, and preserve your home’s foundation.

When Do You Need a Crawl Space Sump Pump?

It might be time for a sump pump if you notice any of these problem signs:

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  • Musty odors
  • Mold development
  • High humidity
  • Pest infestations
  • Wood Rot 
  • Sagging floors
  • Wet crawl space insulation
  • Higher-than-usual energy bills
  • Water in your crawl space
  • Drainage issues

Why is Crawl Space Waterproofing Important?

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Safeguarding this part of your home against water seepage and accumulation prevents further damage and deterioration. However, store-bought crawl space sump pumps only provide a quick fix and won’t solve the root cause of a wet crawl space.

Our AquaStop™ Crawl Space Sump Pump System effectively removes moisture from your downstairs space. When used with our other basement waterproofing solutions, you can create a drier and healthier environment.

Types of Crawl Space Sump Pumps

Each home in Canada is unique, so we have a range of different sump pump systems for specific crawl space needs:

AquaStop Mini/Single Sump Pump System

The AquaStop Mini/Single has a SafeDri™ cast iron pump, typically a SafeDri™ 1/3 hp pump. It’s perfect for tight crawl spaces and can remove over 2,000 gallons of water per hour.

AquaStop Single with Battery Backup

This system has a backup battery to remove moisture during power outages. It discharges over 11,500 gallons of water every hour.

AquaStop Triple Sump Pump System

The AquaStop Triple is our most robust sump pump system. It contains three pumps:

  • A primary SafeDri™ 1/3 hp pump for regular water removal
  • A secondary SafeDri™ ½ hp pump for removing over 3,000 gallons of water per hour
  • A battery backup pump for power outages

Not sure which sump pump is best for your home? Our crawl space repair experts will recommend the best solution!

Benefits of a Crawl Space Sump Pump

Installing a sump pump into your crawl space provides several advantages:

  • Eradicate Standing Water: Sump pumps remove standing water, resulting in a drier crawl space.
  • Reduce Humidity and Mold: A dry crawl space lowers humidity, preventing allergy-causing mold.
  • Improve Indoor Air Quality: Removing water from your crawl space purifies the air, creating a healthier atmosphere.
  • Preserve Structural Integrity: Keeping the area under your home dry safeguards its structural stability.
  • Boost Energy Efficiency: A well-insulated crawl space stops heat from escaping your home, improving energy efficiency and reducing monthly bills.
  • Maintain a Healthy Home: A moisture-free crawl space makes your property a healthier environment.

How Our Team Installs a Sump Pump in Your Crawl Space

Our sump pump installation process includes:

  • Inspecting your crawl space
  • Sealing vents and replacing access doors, if necessary
  • Installing crawl space drainage in the dirt floor
  • Linking interior drainage channels to the sump pump

Why Choose Our Crawl Space Sump Pumps?

Our AquaStop™ sump pumps provide more value than generic alternatives from the hardware store for the following reasons:

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  • Long-lasting cast iron pumps
  • Quiet operation
  • Water level alert systems
  • Secure, airtight covers
  • Multilayer protection
  • Compatibility with additional systems
  • Backup options for power failures
  • Comprehensive, transferable warranty
  • Annual maintenance plan available

Contact Groundworks for Crawl Space Waterproofing

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A reliable sump pump removes moisture from your crawl space, rescuing your home’s foundation. Consider our AquaStop™ Crawl Space Sump Pump System, which provides long-lasting protection against water damage.

Contact Groundworks, your local crawl space repair and encapsulation experts, for a no-cost, no-obligation inspection and estimate!


A crawl space repair expert like Groundworks should inspect your sump pump system at least once a year for signs of wear and tear and other problems. That ensures your sump pump works when you need it most.

Alongside a good sump pump system, we recommend solutions like dehumidifiers, vapor barriers, and interior drainage to fully control moisture in your crawl space.

Groundworks offers various financing options so you can spread the cost of your sump pump over time.