Located below ground level, cellars and basements are particularly vulnerable to flooding, which can cause serious damage and necessitate costly repairs. This is especially true when such underground areas have been converted to provide extra living or working space.
Preventing the problem requires the effective management of basement flood water using the right combination of drainage channels, underground pumping systems and sump pump arrangements, which together allow any excess water to be safely and reliably expelled.
A wide variety of drainage channels, outlets and connectors are available from Twistfix. These can be arranged in infinite combinations to suit any size and shape of the basement or cellar.
Sump pumps can be imagined as the heart of a cellar waterproofing system. They work by gathering excess water into a single place via channels known as 'sumps' before routing it safely away from a property. Powered by mains electricity or its integral battery, a sump pump can help to remedy basement dampness as well as provide reliable flooding protection.
Pumping stations are designed to discharge storm and foul water from buildings where ordinary gravity drainage is not viable. As a fully-integrated system, a pumping station can be used to pump water from any area below the sewer level.
Below you will find the extensive Twistfix collection of drainage channels, sump pumps, pumping stations and accessories such as pump alarms, monitors and backup units.