A sump pump is a device that removes water collected in channels or 'sumps' that are created as part of a basement waterproofing project.
These sumps are designed to gather any water entering a basement into a single place from where the sump pump can safely route it away from the property.
This water may come from a number of sources including high groundwater levels and from perimeter drains in a basement waterproofing system. A sump pump provides protection against flooding and also helps to remedy dampness in a basement conversion. Powered via the main electrical system of the house, a sump pump can also utilise its own battery, providing continued protection even in the event of a power failure.
Waterproofing a basement is an essential part of any conversion or construction project and adequate basement tanking systems must be used. When installed as one of a combination of basement damp proofing products including cavity drain membranes, a sump pump will provide total protection and will function at its optimum level for many years.
The Twistfix range of sump pump systems is an extensive one, designed to suit the widest range of possible projects.
Our sump pumps are, like all Twistfix damp proofing, anti-condensation and masonry crack repair products, exhaustively tested, meeting all relevant health and safety standards. A solid, dependable member of our family of cellar tanking products, Twistfix sump pumps are designed to give professional results.