Sump pumps are godsent for basement owners with moisture problems. They can solve what seems to be an impossible job for conventional drainage systems. The job I’m talking about is pushing wastewater higher to somewhere higher than its source.
Each sump pump, however, is different from each other. Choosing the wrong can be a huge waste of money, and may even pose a danger to your property. Sadly, selecting the best one for your home can sometimes feel like a difficult task. To help you out, I have compiled ten of the best sump pumps for you and your home.
What Are Sump Pumps And How Can They Help You?
Draining water from basements can be difficult because they are lower than ground-level. Using conventional drainage systems like trenches and pipes can be inefficient or downright useless.
So the best way to remove this water would be to force the water up and let it flow down again to your main drains; this is where sump pumps come in. Sump pumps are electrical motors that “pump” water from a catch basin in your basement to outside your home.
A sump pump system is composed of three main parts; the pump, the sump tank, and the discharge pipes. Together, these three can make sure that your basement is dry even during rainy seasons. Here are four of the best sump pumps in the market this 2020:
Wayne CDU980E Sump Pump
Wayne Pumps is one of the most known brands when it comes to sumps pumps. This submersible sump pump boasts a flow rate of 4,600 gallons of water per hour.
A ten-foot vertical pipe may reduce this number but to a still impressive 3,500 gallons per hour. TheWayne CDU980E does all this with a minimal amount of noise.
Installation of the machine can also be done by homeowners themselves, thus saving you from hefty service fees. It also comes with a 5-year warranty.
The WAYNE CDU980E definitely shows why customers give so much trust to this brand. The only drawback of this product may be its higher price tag than other sump pump brands.
Superior 91250 Sump Pump
The Superior 91250 comes with a humble ¼-horsepower motor. Its motor allows it to push at least 1,800 gallons of water with normal use. Although significantly lower than the Wayne CDU980E, it is enough for medium homes with reasonable amounts of moisture.
The pump is made with heavy-duty materials and double O-rings, assuring you that it can last for plenty of years. Its internal system can also handle large debris of up to 1/8 inch.
So, you can rest easy that your sump pump system doesn’t clog every other day. Another great thing about this pump is that it only costs a fraction of that of the Wayne CDU980E.
Wayne WSS30VN Sump Pump
Wayne Pumps have proven their effectiveness in designing their pumps. So, it is no surprise that there would be two of them on this list.
The Wayne WSS30VN has stainless steel upper and lower float guards and float guides that prevent rusting and abrasions. Manufacturers also tested the pump at least a million cycles to measure the durability of the pump. This makes it 10x more durable than conventional sump pumps.
One of the best features of this sump pump is its reliable battery-powered backup pump. The Wayne WSS30VN’s main pump has a discharge speed of up to 5,100 gallons per hour. One the other hand, the backup pump can push water at 2,900, quite impressive considering that it uses a battery as a power source,
WaterAce Pedestal Sump Pump
Last but not the least in our list is WaterAce’s top-mounted sump pump. This pump can accommodate large amounts of moisture thanks to its 115-volt capacitor motor. It has an impressive 5,000 gallons per hour discharge speed that can make sure that your basement keeps dry.
Its internal system can also accommodate large debris of up to 3/8 inches in diameter. The pump system also employs an overload system to prevent electrical damage. Its unique design also minimizes noise, making sure that you will always have a goodnight’s sleep.
You can install your own sump pump system. However, this increases the risk of faulty installations that may reduce the efficiency of your systems. Experts here at Permadry Waterproofing can help you access your property to identify the best way to install your sump pump system.
We can help you decide which type of pump to get depending on your home’s unique factors. We also offer other drainage services such as interior and exterior drainage systems, crawl space encapsulation, foundation repair, and more. Contact us now to learn more!