Sump Pump installations...why and when?
The why and when is simple ... at least in most areas, sump pumps are mandatory in all new homes.
All new subdivisions are supplied with separate storm and sanitary sewers. It is illegal to drain the grey water into a sanitary line.
The reason is that the sewage treatment plants do not want the added expense to treat area water and we certainly don't want it to show up on our water bills!!
Special moulded plastic containers are installed in the ground inside the dwelling, usually at the time the home is being excavated.
The foundation weeping tile which surrounds the perimeter of the home is tied together outside and brought under the footing and piped directly into the sump pit.
The sump pump itself should have a check valve installed in the discharge line to prevent water falling back into the container when the pump shuts off.
There are many makes and models of sump pumps but most people prefer the submersible style the simple reason being they are quieter.
The discharge line is usually 1 1/2" ABS or PVC pipe, and installed through the exterior wall, above snow grade and from there graded down to a location away from the house, either to the front or the rear of the property.
You don't want it discharged close to the foundation or you will be continually pumping out the same water resulting in a premature death of your pump.
There is 1750$ rebate for sump pump installation in Toronto.
Ask one of our specialists to get more information, or download form:City Of Toronto. Sump Pump Rebate