Sump Pumps Installation & Repair

sump-pumpMany homes house old, unreliable sump pumps that create moisture and health problems for their families. Even those of you that have the “new-construction grade” sump pumps are not aware that they are not reliable or efficient enough nor do they provide the features we need. The days of having a weak pump set in a hole in the basement floor are long gone. We are your sump pump installation Iowa service provider.

It is time to change out your old sump pump with a new modern sump pump and sump basin. When installing a new pump look for one that offers:

  • High Performance Pumps
  • Battery Backups
  • Efficient Basin Designs
  • Check Valves
  • Built in Alarms

Modern sealed sump pump systems are highly reliable and keep running at optimal performance levels. Combining the pump systems with an interior drainage system, will increase the value of your home as well as create the option of new, healthy living space.

Is a Sump Pump Necessary?

Would you want to risk the value of your home decreasing or the health of your family failing? A sump pump is a great addition or upgrade to your basement. You would not want to risk your basement flooding as a cause of an out of date, unreliable, or new-construction grade sump pumps. Today’s sump equipment is very reliable and adds to the health of your home. Dry-Basement Waterproofing has great, reliable sump pumps available, including single pump systems, battery backup sump pumps, triple sump systems, and water alarms that keep your basement or crawlspace dry and healthy.

Primary Sump Pump Installation Iowa

Your first line of defense against basement water is your primary sump pump. It is the pumps job to remove any water that collects in the sump basin or pit. They turn on and off when indicated to by the float system. There are many types of floats or switches – mechanical, tethered, pressure, and electronic. When choosing your pump, your main focus needs to be on the switch mechanism. The switch is the main cause of pump failure. The best sump pump switches are the ones that have backup or dual switches. These dual switches provide redundancy in the case of switch failure. When it comes to protecting your home from water, two is always better than one.

Performance is also a big factor in choosing a sump pump. It is not just volume (gallons per hour) but also electrical efficiency. Gallons per watt hour, is a performance criteria that some sump pump manufacturers are starting to use. The highest performance pumps will pump over six gallons per watt hour, meaning that not only will it outperform (in GPH) your old sump pump but will use less electricity to do it.

Battery Backup Sump Pumps

sump-battery-backupOften power will be lost during the spring storm season. This will result in your sump pump system shutting down. In this case a battery backup sump pump will automatically kick on and provide continued protection to your basement until power is restored. For those of you that have experienced flooding in your basement, a battery backup sump pump is a must!

The best battery backup systems monitor your whole sump pump with a controller and then switch your sump system from AC power to DC power when there is an interruption in power service. These controllers will then recharge the battery once AC power is restored. Audible alarms will inform you of this instance but no action is needed on your part for most systems.



As with AC sump pumps, DC battery backup units vary in performance and features. Once again gallons per hour and efficiency are the keys to picking the best system. If the system is not efficient, it will drain the battery quickly and put your basement at risk. Also, if your backup cannot keep up with the amount of water entering your sump basin, your basement will be at risk.

SumpJet (Models: SJ10/SJ10A)

3/4″ NPT Water Inlet Connection

Accepts 20PSI up to 100PSI inlet supply pressure*



Installing a Back-Up Sump Pump in your home is an investment for a lifetime. We specialize in SumpJets. They are a backup sump pump that is powered by your municipal water supply** and require no electricity. SumpJet (model SJ10A) comes equipped with an indoor 115v alarm and a 9v battery back-up power supply. They come fully assembled and ready for installation. SumpJets are very compact and efficient. They have a 2 to 1 gallon ratio. This means that they remove 2 gallons for every 1 gallon that is used.

*The SJ10 pumping performance varies with inlet water source pressure and pumping head. See complete specifications and performance chart for expected flow rates.

**The SJ10 requires an uninterrupted water source to operate. If you have a well pump, the SJ10 will not operate during power outages.

Sump Basins and Frozen Discharge Lines

No one wants moisture in their basement and living space. Sealed sump basins stop moisture from entering the living space which can degrade the air quality in your home. When combined with a sealed interior drainage system your homes indoor air quality can increase while moving water to the sump pit. The sump pump is triggered by a switch to turn on and pump the water outside. A freeze guard can be installed to prevent freezing of the discharge lines. These freeze guards are simple devices that mount outside your home and allow water a place to go if the buried line becomes frozen or blocked. Sump Pump Installation Iowa.