Backup Sump Pumps

Like any mechanical utility within your home, your sump pump can eventually fail. A sump pump contains moving parts that can wear out or malfunction over the years.

The best way to make sure your home is protected from a sump pump failure is to make sure that you have a battery backup pump and secondary sump pump ready to operate in an emergency.

At AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists, we install sump pump systems that are equipped to handle your basement water problem.

Sump pump failure can lead to a very serious flood in your basement if you have no backup system in place.

Battery Backup Sump Pump Systems

Sump pumps lose power for a variety of reasons. Aside from the obvious power failure, it’s possible for a circuit to trip, especially for pumps plugged into GFI outlets.

At AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists, we’ve also seen many cases where the pump was unplugged by someone who needed to use the outlet, but forgot to plug the sump back into the outlet. In some situations, this has led to water damage to nearly everything stored in the basement.

Our Recommended Sump Pump

We recommend installing Basement Systems AquaStop Battery Backup System.

The AquaStop Battery Backup system can pump out thousands of gallons of water on a fully charged battery–enough water to fill a small swimming pool!

To alert you of power failure, the AquaStop sounds an alarm when it runs and silences when the pump cycles off.

Components in the AquaStop Battery Backup system are designed to work together, providing reliable, high-volume pumping capability when the electrical grid goes down.

Backup Sump Pump Systems

If you have a primary sump pump and a battery backup sump pump, your basement is already well on its way to being protected.

However, if your primary sump pump fails due to mechanical failure, your basement waterproofing is only good as long as your battery backup can last. And if your sump pump is being overwhelmed due to an unusually high volume of water, it’s best to have a secondary sump pump that can kick in and help keep the water down.

The Problem Primary Sump Pump Secondary Pump Battery Backup Pump
Normal Rainfall  
Heavy Rain Overwhelms Primary Pump      
Complete Power Failure      
Primary Pump Failure      
Primary & Secondary Pump Failure