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Crawl Space Sump Pump

Preventing water intrusion or flooding in your crawl space can turn into a major headache for homeowners. Moisture often leads to mold growth, structural issues, and poor air quality in your home.  

However, these challenges can be solved. All it takes is great waterproofing tools to keep the crawl space environment controlled. 

AFS specializes in converting your damp crawl space into a dry, well-maintained area. Our crawl space encapsulation service, featuring the advanced AquaStop™ Crawl Space Sump Pump system, targets water problems at their core. 

Trusted in the Southeast for over 20 years, AFS is dedicated to delivering peace of mind and durable solutions that safeguard your home’s structure and your family’s well-being. By the end of this page, you’ll grasp how our sump pump installation and crawl space encapsulation methods permanently resolve water issues. 

What is a Crawl Space Sump Pump System? 

A crawl space sump pump system plays a pivotal role in managing excess moisture and preventing water damage in your home’s subterranean area. It involves a submersible pump placed in the lowest part of a crawl space, within a sump pit or basin. 

Water gathered from the interior drainage system flows into the sump basin. Upon water entry, the pump is triggered by a float switch. The system then expels the water from the crawl space, usually through a discharge line directed away from your home. 

Our AquaStop™ Crawl Space Sump Pump is not just a temporary solution; it’s a key component of a holistic moisture control strategy that includes encapsulation, drainage, and dehumidification, ensuring a dry and healthy living space. 

The installation of our sump pump systems not only resolves the immediate problem of standing water but is also crucial for the air quality and structural health of your entire home. 

Signs You Need a Crawl Space Sump Pump 

Recognizing the need for a crawl space sump pump system can prevent extensive and expensive damage. Be alert for these signs: 

These are all signs that there is too much moisture in your crawl space. If overlooked, they will lead to significant problems throughout your home and living space. 

Is Crawl Space Waterproofing Necessary? 

Indeed, installing a reliable sump pump for crawl space waterproofing is crucial to avert further damage. 

Neglecting signs of crawl space moisture can escalate into bigger issues, leading to more complex and costlier repairs down the line. DIY fixes won’t solve the problem and are dangerous to install as entering your crawl space without the proper training or tools is hazardous. 

Prompt action with solutions like AFS’s AquaStop™ Crawl Space Sump Pump is critical. This system offers more than just waterproofing; it strengthens your home against various moisture-related issues, contributing to a healthier, more robust overall home environment. 

What Are the Different Kinds of Crawl Space Sump Pumps? 

Each home is unique, requiring different sump pump systems tailored for your crawl space. At AFS, we offer three different options: 

AquaStop Mini/Single Sump Pump System 

Our single sump pump system, featuring a compact basin suitable for tight crawl spaces, employs a robust SafeDri™ cast iron pump for standard water removal. Typically, we install a SafeDri™ 1/3 hp pump, capable of pumping over 2,000 gallons of water per hour. 

AquaStop Single with Battery Backup 

To our single sump pump system, we can add a backup battery, ensuring functionality during power outages. This battery allows the system to pump out over 11,500 gallons of water per hour. 

AquaStop Triple Sump Pump System 

Our most comprehensive option, the AquaStop Triple Sump Pump System, includes three pumps for ultimate protection. The primary SafeDri™ 1/3 hp pump manages regular water removal. A second SafeDri™ ½ hp pump, handling over 3,000 gallons per hour, steps in for larger volumes. In power outages, a third, battery-backed pump ensures continuous operation. 

Our skilled technicians will assess your crawl space’s moisture issues and recommend the most suitable AquaStop™ sump pump system for your home’s specific needs. Each sump pump we provide is designed to meet distinct requirements. 

What Are the Benefits of a Crawl Space Sump Pump? 

Using a sump pump as part of a comprehensive crawl space encapsulation system offers several benefits for your home and family: 

  • Eliminates Standing Water: Sump pumps effectively remove all standing water, preventing related issues. 
  • Reduces Humidity and Mold Risk: A moisture-free crawl space lowers humidity levels, significantly cutting down the risk of mold and musty smells
  • Enhances Indoor Air Quality: A dry, clean crawl space doesn’t release humidity or spores into your living spaces. 
  • Boosts Structural Integrity: Keeping the area under your home dry aids in preserving its structural health, avoiding expensive home repairs. 
  • Increases Energy Efficiency: A dry and properly sealed crawl space prevents drafts and heat loss, enhancing energy efficiency and comfort in your home. 
  • Promotes a Healthy Living Environment: Clean air and a structurally sound crawl space contribute to a healthier home for your family. 

These advantages are maximized with our specialized AquaStop™ products, designed for long-lasting durability and effectiveness, surpassing retail store options. 

How AFS Installs Crawl Space Sump Pumps 

A sump pump is a key element of thorough crawl space encapsulation. AFS follows a meticulous process to install these comprehensive systems: 

  • Inspect the crawl space to identify the water issue. 
  • Seal vents and update access doors as necessary. 
  • Install crawl space drainage in the dirt floor to gather water. 
  • Identify the lowest point in the crawl space. 
  • Dig a pit and place the sump basin at the lowest spot. 
  • Set up pumps and components in the sump liner. 
  • Link interior drainage channels to the sump pump. 
  • Install interior sump pump discharge pipes. 
  • Route discharge pipes through the crawl space wall. 
  • Lay exterior discharge pipes underground. 
  • Connect an electrical sump pump hookup. 
  • Add a backup battery for the sump pump if required. 
  • Lay drainage matting on the crawl space floor. 
  • Attach insulation panels to the crawl space walls. 
  • Encapsulate the crawl space with a vapor barrier
  • Secure an airtight lid on the sump basin. 
  • Install an energy-efficient dehumidifier in the crawl space. 
  • Plan annual maintenance checks. 

AFS is a leading provider of crawl space services, ensuring a dependable, professional installation. As the authority in crawl space repair in the Southeast United States, we manage every aspect, from the initial inspection to the final test. 

Why Our Crawl Space Sump Pumps are the Best Choice for Your Home 

Our AquaStop™ sump pumps are superior for crawl space protection due to their distinctive features and benefits. Here’s what you receive when using one of our sump pumps: 

  • Robust cast iron pumps 
  • Silent operation 
  • Water level alert system 
  • Secure, airtight lid 
  • Multilevel protection 
  • Compatibility with various systems 
  • Backup options during power failures 
  • Consistent protection with annual maintenance 
  • Comprehensive, transferable warranty 

Contact AFS for Crawl Space Waterproofing Today! 

A damp crawl space can negatively impact your home and family, but with reliable waterproofing and encapsulation solutions, ongoing protection is assured. AFS’s proprietary crawl space products offer extensive protection that surpasses generic store-bought alternatives. 

Our experts design tailored solutions to maintain your home’s dryness, cleanliness, and safety. Rely on AFS for superior crawl space solutions. Contact us now to schedule a free crawl space inspection and prevent further damage to your home. 

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