Do you know if your house has a sump pit and pump? If you're in Edmonton and your house was built after 1989, there is a very good chance you have a sump. They are a critical part of your weeping tile system. The City of Edmonton specifies a recommended minimum sump performance of 100 litres per minute at 3 meters head. Our sump pumps exceed this specification by at least 30%. Our pumps have epoxy powder coated cast iron housings combined with oil filled, thermal overload protected motors and permanently lubricated bearings making for reliable, long lasting performance. These pumps are assembled in USA, classified as "effluent", and can handle solids up to 1/2" diameter, which exceeds anything a sump barrel should encounter. If you have a wet basement or your basement leaks, one of the first steps is checking (and possibly replacing) your sump pump.
Sumps pits collect water from weeping tile which typically sits beside your footing. The barrel (pit) needs to be deeper than the weeping tile.
The barrel is installed, pump is installed and plumbed. Your estimator will decide which style of pump is best for your application.
If an outside dig is taking place, we "tee" the weeping tile to ensure proper drainage into the barrel. Many companies cut corners and don't physically "tee" this connection.
We backfill around the barrel with washed rock, install a lid that can be walked on then patch the concrete. End result is no lost floor space.