Some contractors elect to short-change quality ($100-$200) in materials and labor.
Sump Covers with these features aid flood prevention:
- Visual access to conditions in the pit,
- Arm access into pit, and
- Cover secured and sealed yet installed to minimize complications when removing the cover.
- No added suction pipe mounted to the cover unless really needed. Most often, suction pipes can be put through the slab instead with only minor extra labor. Attaching the suction pipe to the cover hampers access when a sump pump intended to prevent flooding has failed.
Fans - effective choices:"One size does not fit all". Bigger is not better yet too small will result in intermittent effectiveness. What’s under the home dictates vacuum strength needs and air volume needs. Fan choices should be quiet and maintain yearlong effectiveness.
Pipe: For assured effectiveness or cosmetic integrity. When practical, seek control under all ground contact areas.
Electrical and Safety: to meets codes with proper switches, plugs and conduit protection of wire including no cords through walls or on exterior.
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