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The Durasec know-how

We install catch basins and sump pumps.Our experience and expertise in the field of drainage and waterproofing foundations to allow us to realize indoor and outdoor installations that will protect you from any risk of flooding in your basement.

The Durasec know-how

  • Expertise, technical assessment, and diagnoses
  • Excavation
  • Sump inspection
  • Installation of submersible pumps with alarms and check valves
  • Financing Your Project with Accord D

Basement flooding is very common in our province. Our climate includes periods of freezing and thawing that cause rapid snow melt in the spring. We are also subjected to heavy rainfalls that cause water tables to rise quickly.Furthermore, there are also many buildings built around watercourses. Finally, large amounts of water are naturally present in our soils.

What’s the impact of basement flooding?

Flooding results in significant financial and health impacts on houses and their owners.

  • Degradation of foundations, installations, and equipment located in the basement
  • Loss in value of the home
  • Increased insurance premiums due to repeated claims
  • Spreading of mould and rotting
  • Bad odours
  • Respiratory and allergy problems

Durasec chose LIBERTY pumps for their reliability and efficiency. It’s essential to channel water from the drain to an interior or exterior catch basin. It’s the catch basin that fills this role. It collects water from the drain and contains a gravity or mechanical (pump) system to evacuate the water to an exit point. Of course, a non-return protection valve is also an important feature of the system. In addition, the airtight cover allows us to reduce the moisture from the basin.

5 options:

  • Gravity: When the rain or sewer pipes are 14 inches lower than the top of the slab, it is possible to evacuate the water by gravity. We install a catch basin, a check valve, an inverted T and an air-tight cover.
  • Interior with submersible pump: this option is the most common. When the exit pipe, whether it’s the sewer one or the storm one, is higher than the entrance to the French drain in the catch basin.
  • Exterior with pump: When it’s impossible to install a catch basin inside, the option of the exterior pumping station becomes the best choice. The pump is designed to be outside and has an alarm inside your house that must be installed by a master electrician.
  • The backup submersible pump: In certain cases, it’s better to invest to guard against power outages. The long-lasting battery allows us to have a backup of 24 to 48 hours following an interruption or an outage of the main pump or the power company.
  • Gravity with connection to the sewer by the exterior: The last option to use when the sewer or storm pipe is lower than the French drain and there’s no way of installing a catch basin inside. This option makes it difficult to fully clean the French drain or to follow inspection procedures.

CATCH BASIN

First, let’s talk about the location of the catch basin. The location of the basin is often determined during a visit from the Groupe Durasec representative. The representative will choose the precise optimal place and will let the customer know. Preferably, the basin will be installed along an exterior foundation wall and near a 110V power outlet, if a pump is planned.

HERE ARE THE DIFFERENT INSTALLATION STEPS:

  1. Sawing the concrete of the slab, combined with our dust vacuum system
  2. Crushing the concrete of the slab, combined with our dust vacuum system
  3. Manual excavation
  4. Positioning the catch basin
  5. Drilling
  6. Installing the outlet pipe
  7. Setting the stone
  8. Installing the gravity pump or system, along with the airtight cover
  9. Concreting
  10. Cleaning the worksite

EXTERIOR PUMPING STATION

It’s always better to have access to the exterior drainage system, especially when it’s necessary to perform maintenance during the winter. On the other hand, it’s sometimes impossible to make an exterior catch system due to the configuration or finishing of the basement. That’s when we install an exterior pumping station. The station is made up of concrete or plastic and is installed deep enough to avoid freezing. A pump and an alarm are located inside. The help of an electrician may be required to complete the electrical installation. The alarm will let you know if there’s a breakdown in the pump, for which there’s a 2-year warranty.