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Hear from real customers about how Basement Systems sump pumps can prevent damage to your basement in severe weather.
A sump pump can be an incredibly valuable resource in your home. When water gets into your basement, the sump pump is what protects you from a flood that could cause expensive property damage. If you've had issues with water in your basement -- and even if you haven't -- it's smart to protect your home with a quality sump pump from Fortress Foundation Solutions.
We install several cast-iron sump pumps that provide reliable water removal in the basement. These sump pumps have been tested in the harshest conditions and passed with flying colors, and you can count on them to protect your home.
If you're interested in adding a sump pump to your home, give us a call today at 1-844-877-3244 or click below to get started. We offer free estimates in Lynchburg, Bethesda, Frederick and throughout the surrounding areas.
This homeowner in Arlington, Virginia had been dealing with water in his basement. He attempted to remedy the basement flooding issue with an inefficient open sump pump. Not only could this generic sump pump not keep the basement dry, but it not being sealed properly posed other issues. The open sump allowed moisture from the water it did collect to escape out into the space, which was causing the air to be humid and smell musty. He decided he needed a permanent fix, so he called Fortress Foundation Solutions. Our system designer went to the home and gave a free estimate and designed a system to remedy the problem. Fortress installed a waterproofing system that included our SuperSump pump, which is capable of pumping 2,200 gallons of water per hour. This SuperSump was installed with our UltraSump battery back up system that continues to pump up to 11,500 gallons of water during a power outage. All of our sump systems are air tight so moisture and smells can't escape into the air of the home.
This finished basement is being used as a family and recreation room. Fortress Foundation Solutions installed a perimeter french drain system with a TripleSafe sump pump and battery backup.
Fortress Foundation Solutions installed a perimeter french drain to a TripleSafe sump pump with battery backup and external drainage.
The basement of this home in Brunswick was wet and really needed our help!
Our System Designer, Curt Withrow, went out to assess the home and determined that the best solution for this home would be to install our WaterGuard XL System along the perimeter of the basement, along with a SuperSump Sump Pump.
Our WaterGuard System is designed to capture any wall or floor seepage before it reaches the basement floor, any water will then drain to the SuperSump and be pumped out of the home. Together these products will ensure that this basement will stay dry all year long!
The basement of this home in Manassas had a repeated issue with water intrusion, causing water damage to the walls and baseboards. The homeowner reached out to Fortress Foundation Solutions to get this problem solved.
After having a System Designer out to assess this basement and determine the best solution, Fortress sent our Foreman Jacob and his crew out to do the job. They installed our WaterGuard System along the perimeter basement walls, along with a SuperSump Premier Sump Pump System. These products will work together to keep this basement dry by catching any water seepage before it ever reaches the basement floor, and then pumping it out of the home and into the yard. This homeowner will never have to worry about a wet basement again!
The TripleSafe™ Sump Pump System provides three levels of protection for your basement and your peace of mind. For normal functioning, the TripleSafe™ has a powerful, cast-iron Zoeller® ⅓ horsepower sump pump set at the lowest level. For heavy volumes of water or in case of primary pump failure, a second, more powerful Zoeller® ½ hp pump set a bit higher in the liner will take over. In case of a power outage, our UltraSump® battery backup sump pump, set at the highest level, will pump 11,500 gallons or more on a fully charged battery!
The ⅓ hp primary pump can discharge 2,220 gallons of water per hour at an 8-foot head, while the ½ hp secondary pump can discharge as much as 3,900 additional gallons of water per hour at an 8-foot head. In the case of a tripped circuit, power outage, or sump failure, your TripleSafe™'s UltraSump® Battery Backup System will kick in. A second battery can be hooked up to a single system for an even longer running time. All told, this system provides the ultimate protection for homeowners who have had issues with water in their basement.
For an effective and more economical solution, consider our SuperSump® Premier Pump System. It is engineered to help keep the basement dry and healthy for extended periods of time, even in times of heavy water intrusion. The SuperSump® includes a powerful Zoeller® ⅓ horsepower cast-iron sump pump, capable of pumping 2,220 gallons of water per hour at an 8-foot head out of your basement. The SuperSump® can also be installed with an optional UltraSump® Battery Backup Sump Pump, which can pump out 11,500 gallons or more on a single charge!
If you have had occasional water issues but not a severe flood, the SuperSump® may be the ideal option for your home. This complete system provides total protection, and like all of our sump pump systems, works perfectly with our drainage systems.
If you're looking for a crawl space sump pump installation, the SmartSump™ Crawl Space Sump Pump System is the ideal option. The SmartSump™ is specifically designed for crawl spaces and can provide all the protection you need from leaks and floods. The SmartSump™ comes equipped with a cast-iron Zoeller® primary pump with the option of adding an UltraSump® Battery Backup Sump Pump. This sump pump is designed to fit with the CleanSpace® liner and has a sump alarm to ensure you are always aware of any water in your crawl space.
The SmartSump™ system comes with a reliable Zoeller® 1/3 horsepower sump pump capable of pumping 2,500 gallons per hour at a 5-foot head. This system is designed to fit with our crawl space encapsulation system, ensuring that you have a completely dry, clean crawl space.
Of course, in many cases water issues in the basement are caused by severe weather that can knock out power. With that in mind, we created the UltraSump® Battery Backup System to ensure continued protection no matter what happens. In the event of loss of power the battery backup will automatically kick in and begin removing water from your basement, preventing a flood. The UltraSump® system can pump out in excess of 11,500 gallons of water on a fully charged battery, which is enough water to fill a small swimming pool!
The battery backup also comes with an alarm to alert you in case of power failure, sounding when the backup pump is running and silencing when power is restored. This alarm also protects you in case the main system is accidently unplugged, which could otherwise leave your basement unprotected. The UltraSump® can outlast generic backup pumps many times over, and an additional battery can be attached for further protection.
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Our sump pump systems include the following features:
Sump pumps should always be installed with a perimeter drain system to ensure that all water is drained to the sump pit and removed from the basement.
In the same way that you wouldn't hire a basement waterproofer to fix your bathtub, you wouldn't hire a plumber to jackhammer your basement and install a drainage system. When you choose us to install your sump pump, you can count on experienced and knowledgeable waterproofers who install sump pumps and basement waterproofing systems every day. As part of the international Basement Systems network, we have access to the best products and training available, giving you confidence that we can protect your home from water damage.
In addition to installation, you can always count on Fortress Foundation Solutions for repairs should you ever need them. If anything goes wrong, we will be there to help you quickly get your system working and back to protecting your home. To prevent these issues, we also offer annual maintenance to ensure your system is working properly. During this process, we will inspect and clean the entire system, including the discharge lines. No matter what, you can count on us to help with your waterproofing needs!
If you're interested in a new sump pump or any of our other basement waterproofing products, contact us today to request your free estimate in Arlington, Sterling, Silver Spring, Fredericksburg, Alexandria, Rockville, Roanoke or nearby.
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