Sump Pump Installation & Repairs – Edmonton – Abalon Construction

Edmonton Sump Pump Installation & Repair Experts

We have been installing/repairing sump pumps in Edmonton for over 36 years (47 years in Western Canada), we have the experience to install or replace any custom sump pump requirement your home or building needs.

In 47 years of operation, we’ve successfully installed thousands of sump pump’s into older homes without sump pump’s, new homes that require additional sump pumps, and commercial buildings that require custom sump pump installations.

When it comes to assessing your home’s foundation for leakage issues, a few precautions need to be taken when repairing sump pumps, or when installing additional sump pumps in your existing or new home. For example, basement (foundation) leakage can come from water being trapped underneath your basement floor or from rising alongside foundation walls. If the sump pump installed in your home was installed along the incorrect side of your foundation then drainage from your weeping tile to the sump pump could be difficult and additional sump pumps may be required. Or if the water-table under your home is un-usually high (if your built close by a pond, previous swamp, or creek) then additional sump pumps may be required to deal with the additional water around your foundation.

Additionally, if your existing sump pump isn’t turning on after you receive large amounts of rain, if your sump pump is constantly running or if you believe something just isn’t right don’t hesitate to give our office a call to speak with one of our foundation specialists. Whatever the problem may be, our experience solving basement (foundation) leakage with the installation and repair of sump pumps’s is unmatched.

If you have any concerns regarding our range of work or qualifications, don’t hesitate to call our Edmonton Office directly. Our team’s expertise will assure you that Abalon will correctly install or repair your Sump Pump system, the first time.

But you don’t have to take our word for it, click here to read testimonials from previous sump pump installation customers in Edmonton.

Estimates & Evaluations are free, and we don’t require payment until your repairs are 100% complete. 

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Abalon Construction – Edmonton
Sump Pump Installation & Repair Services
30+ years Better Business Bureau Accredited Business
Edmonton Foundation Repair Experts
10 Year warranty on all basement foundation repairs 
36+ years servicing Edmonton and surrounding areas
Free Foundation Inspections & Estimates

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Warrantied sump pump installations and repairs

Included in all of Abalon’s Sump Pump repairs is a guaranteed 10 year warranty, which is owner transferable in case you decide to sell your investment down the road. We also extend the warranty on all Sump Pump’s we install to three years instead of the factory’s one year policy.

In our experience, standing behind the quality of our work is a priority every company needs to uphold. When it comes to our referral record (the highest in the industry), we proudly stand with each project and guarantee that the job will be done correctly the first time. But don’t take our word for it, click here to read over testimonials from our customers.

Sump pump installations can be messy, how will we install a sump pump system in your home?

One of the most common questions we receive about sump pump installations is about the cleanliness of our work. Customers usually ask if the project will look the same as it did before we began. Our response is yes. The main objective we have from the beginning is to leave your home looking the same, as if we were never there. This has been one of the biggest reasons our company receives the highest amount of referrals in our industry, and it’s what keeps pushing us to constantly improve our standards.

Below you will find the standard process we use when completing any sump pump installation for our clients:

  • Before any work is started, all questions and specifications are discussed with the homeowner.
  • Once approval is received we neatly break out the concrete floor out of a strategic location in your basement. The sump pit when finished sits at floor level, and is easily hidden underneath carpet or tile/hardwood openings.
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  • Our technicians then remove the broken concrete and excavate the pit to a specific depth below the floor level.
  • We then supply and install a sump tank or equivalent in this excavated sump pit.
  • Our technicians then backfill approximately (10-12″) of clay around the bottom of the pit, and compact to tightly hold the pit in place.
  • The remaining area is backfilled with clean stone, to just below original floor level, and the concrete is then replaced.
  • We then supply and install a submersible sump pump, complete with an automatic discharge switch. All plumbing, labour, and material are then supplied to connect the pump with your discharge system to move the water outdoors.
  • Once completed, the finished project is inspected by the homeowner for approval.

Unlike any in our industry, we also include an extended (3) year warranty on all sump pump’s installed.

I’ve heard sump pump installations/repairs can be expensive, what does it cost to install a sump pump in my basement?

edmonton sump pump installation - sump in hole The typical sump pump repair can cost anywhere from $1500 – $2500, depending on the contractor you choose to do the work. However, this cost will be determined by the contractors expertise, quality of sump pump, and the warranty they provide on their work. Among the competitors we see operating in our industry, there are a few things to look out for when deciding upon the right contractor. When it comes to initial preparation, always have an expert come to your home to clarify where the sump pit will be installed and the intensive work that will then commence. Referrals are also a very good determination to identify a contractor who has performed many projects before yours. Click here to see our reviews.

When it comes to overall cost, typically the quality of work is directly reflected. Throughout our decades of operation, cleanliness and time-frame’s are the most common concerns homeowners have about their project. When it comes to quality, our expertise is leaps and bounds ahead of our competitors. If you have any questions about the specifics of our work, a foundation repair specialist is waiting to answer and provide a free, no obligation estimate for any repairs.

My sump pump isn’t running frequently, how do I know it’s working/running properly?

edmonton sump pump installation - gravel surrounds sump pump in holeWhen some contractors install sump pump’s, they can forget to explain how sump’s operate and things to watch out for for when it comes to a broken or inefficient sump pump. In our decades of expertise, we have found a few tips and tricks to keep your sump working properly year round. 

To begin with, we recommend all homeowners first test if their sump pump is operational. This can be done by directly plugging your sump pump into a wall outlet. To do this, identify which plugin goes directly to your sump, and which goes to a float mechanism that triggers your sump pump. By plugging your sump pump directly into a wall outlet, it will bypass the float mechanism and should turn on instantly if connected to power. This test lets you know that your sump is working properly, however make sure to plug your sump back into the float or it will continuously run.

The next step is to plug your sump pump back into the float mechanism, then into your wall. The float allows your sump pump to only be triggered when there is a sufficient amount of water in your sump pit. If you notice your sump pump isn’t pumping water out when connected to the float, when the water line is noticeably above your float mechanism, or is nearly reaching the bottom of your floor, then there could be a few issues you will need to deal with in a timely fashion.

First, plugging your sump directly into the wall outlet (as we mentioned above) will help to identify the problem. Hopefully your sump pump will turn on and pump the water outside of your home. If this still does not work, calling a foundation expert to quickly identify the problem is the best course of action. Because we’ve been in business for over 47 years, our team of experts can quickly help you prevent and reverse any foundation related disaster.

What is the purpose of a sump pump and/or sump pit?

edmonton sump pump installation - sump home is filled with cement and sump pump install is completeSump pits are containers with approximately 20-gallon capacities that are placed in a convenient location in the basement with the top of the pit at floor level. In newer homes, the pit is installed when the home is built. However older homes may not have a sump installed (commonly homes built in the 50’s & 60’s or earlier). The weeping tile system surrounding your foundation drains into this pit, and the water is pumped outside by a submersible pump near the bottom of the pit. 

One function of the sump pit is to discharge the weeping tile water outside, instead of into the overloaded sewer system during heavy rains. Another is to drain away excessive water trapped under the floor slab. Efficient drainage and maintenance are essential. If left unmaintained, the pit can fill with water and leak into your basement from the ground up.

Many homeowners with houses where the weeping tile system drains into the sewer have installed sump pits. This pit is connected under the floor to the catch basin. During heavy rains and flooding, the sewer backup valve will close preventing weeping tile water from entering the sewer. This water is diverted to the pit and pumped outside. This process can only happen when the sewer backup valve is closed, and this is something our specialists will identify in your home before any work is started.

What function do window wells play for drainage and why does every house have them?

Window wells are installed where basement windows are below grade level. The purpose of this corrugated window well is to prevent the surrounding clay and topsoil from filling the pit in front of the window. The window well itself does not stop any water from entering the pit, but rather stops debris like sand, soil and leaves from clogging the “washed stone” filter that allows water to flow freely to your weeping tile system.

Good drainage is essential otherwise the pit will fill with water and leak into the basement in the area where the concrete wall and the metal or window joins.

Abalon Construction – Edmonton
Sump Pump Installation & Repair Services
30+ years Better Business Bureau Accredited Business
Edmonton Foundation Repair Experts
36+ years servicing Edmonton and surrounding areas
Free Sump Pump Repair Estimates

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