Embrace Winter with Confidence: The Outdoor Sump System

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Embrace Winter with Confidence: The Outdoor Sump System


outdoor sump pump drawing prevent wet basement water damage

An outdoor sump pump creates a new path of least resistance for the water.


Winter is just around the corner, and while many homeowners are preparing for the colder months by insulating their homes and checking their heating systems, one essential element that often goes unnoticed is the sump pump. If you’re a homeowner, especially in Canada, where winters can be particularly harsh, having a reliable sump pump is crucial to safeguarding your home’s foundation.

Understanding the Basics: What is a Sump Pump?

A sump pump is an electrical device designed to pump excess water out of your basement. Typically located beneath the basement foundation, these devices are a necessity in many homes, as per the Ontario Building Code, which mandates their installation in new constructions. However, the code does not specify whether the pump should be located inside or outside.

Our sister company, R & D Development, with 15 years of expertise in waterproofing and basement repair, pondered the idea of bringing water into your home only to pump it back out. As a solution, they introduced the Outdoor Sump System—a revolutionary sump pump located outside the house to protect your home’s foundation by directing water away from it.

The Outdoor Sump System: Features and Benefits

Direct Power Activation: The pump runs on a direct power line, activating only when the floater indicates the presence of water in the sump. This efficient design ensures that the pump doesn’t run unnecessarily, saving energy and prolonging its lifespan.

Strategic Water Direction: Unlike traditional sump pumps that pump water back into your yard, the Outdoor Sump System directs water towards different areas of your yard, preventing water buildup around the foundation.

Faux Rock Cover: To enhance safety and aesthetic appeal, the system includes a waterproof Faux Rock cover. This cover not only conceals the sump pump but also adds an attractive element to your garden or yard.

How Does it Work?

The Outdoor Sump System operates by being installed two feet below the footing, below the frost line. This clever design ensures that the pump remains functional even during Canada’s freezing winters. With no check valve on the discharge line, there’s never any standing water, eliminating the risk of freezing.

For residents in Stratford, London, Listowel, or Kitchener, R & D Development is your go-to partner for the installation of the Outdoor Sump System. With 15 years of experience in waterproofing and basement repair, R & D Development has the expertise to ensure a seamless installation, providing you with peace of mind throughout the winter months.

Don’t let winter catch you off guard—invest in the Outdoor Sump System and protect your home’s foundation with a reliable, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing solution.

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