PierMagic Foundation Solutions is Kansas City’s sump pump installation experts. Many Kansas City homes require sump pumps to keep their basements dry. Let PierMagic, the foundation experts, install your sump pump and stop worrying about water in your basement.
A Wet Basement Means Mold and Mildew
Kansas City gets plenty of rain and when it does, basements leak. When a home is built, the basement foundation walls are below ground and thus susceptible to moisture. When it rains heavily, water can build up to a level that causes it to seep into the basement from underneath and around the bottoms of the foundation walls. Obviously, water in a basement is not a good thing. Even if your basement is unfinished, water can cause mold and mildew problems along with musty odors. Mold and mildew can be detrimental to the health of all of those living in the home.
Kansas City’s Expansive Clay Soil Makes Sump Pump Installation a Must
Unfortunately, many Kansas City homes are built without sump pumps. They rely on a drain tile system to remove water from around the foundation. As many KC homeowners have discovered, this system just isn’t enough. Drain tile systems can clog and fail leaving your foundation surrounded by water. It’s only a matter of time before it seeps in. On top of that, Kansas City is known for its expansive clay soils which absorb water actively and swell when moist. This swelling causes heaving of concrete slabs (basement floors) and cracking and bowing of basement walls.
Sump Pumps Are Designed to Remove Water Before It Can Get In
We can’t do much about the soil in the Kansas City area, but we can keep the water away from your foundation with sump pump installation. A sump pump is simply a pit dug below your basement floor to collect water before it can surround your foundation. A sump pit fills and automatically pumps out excess water until the water level is no longer rising. This keeps the soil around the foundation from becoming saturated and swelling. Stable soil doesn’t cause movement problems. Call PierMagic, the foundation specialists, today to see if you could benefit from a sump pump installation.