Sump Pumps


Installation & Replacement

If you have a basement below the water table or have invested in finishing this part of your home, a sump pump may be may be your best defense against invasive water. Sump pumps are designed to remove water from a collection basin located within a sump pit which has accumulated from perimeter drains or natural ground water swell. Sump pumps are powered either by electricity or water pressure and may contain a backup component to safeguard against severe weather or geographic conditions.

Before Hydroscapes completes a sump pump installation for a customer, an onsite consultation is scheduled with owner/ operator Rob Kratz. We want to be sure that your water issue is fully diagnosed so the appropriate solution can be designed and implemented. We will work with a home owner on sump pit placement, sump pump model options, exterior drainage, and any other consideration to make sure you have an effective solution.

All equipment comes backed with a comprehensive manufacturer warranty and Hydroscapes' 2 year labor warranty. As with all of our work, our trained technicians abide by our company Service Promise to ensure you are completely satisfied with the quality of your product and with your overall service experience.

Backup Options

  • Battery Powered: When heavy storms roll in and a sump pump is needed most, this is also often the time that power is lost. To keep your property from being without a reliable means of removing water from the foundation, battery back ups are utilized to keep a sump pump effectively running for several hours during a power outage.
  • Water Driven: This innovative back up variety is powered by your municipal water supply rather than having to rely on electricity. When power goes out to your primary pump, water driven back up models are typically designed pump out two gallons of water for every one gallon of water drawn. Though somewhat limited in capacity, a water driven backup can be a great option if your water supply does not come from a well pump.

Water Disposal/ Exterior Drainage

If a sump pump's discharge is not properly addressed, then water could flow right back into your home. If your pump seems to be continuously running, it is likely being overworked from ineffective exterior drainage and slowly burning out the motor. Once a sump pump has pulled water away from the foundation, water then needs to be diverted sufficiently far enough away and at the proper grade. Read more about pipe extensions, grading and other Hydroscapes drainage solutions by clicking HERE.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you intend to discharge a sump pump into your local sewage system, first check with your local municipality. Whereas this was once common practice, it now violates many municipal bylaws as it can overwhelm local sewage treatment plants.