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AquaStop™ Crawl Space Sump Pump

Dealing with water entering or flooding the crawl space is a significant concern for homeowners, leading to potential mold growth, structural harm, and lower indoor air quality. However, these issues can be resolved. 

Foundation Recovery Systems excels in converting these moist, underutilized areas into dry, usable spaces beneath your house. 

Our process for waterproofing crawl spaces, highlighted by the innovative AquaStop™ Crawl Space Sump Pump system, effectively tackles the root cause of water issues. 

For more than 30 years, Foundation Recovery Systems has offered reliable solutions, ensuring your home’s stability and the health of your household. 

This page will guide you through how our sump pump installation and crawl space encapsulation methods permanently fix water-related problems. 

What is a Crawl Space Sump Pump System? 

A crawl space sump pump system is a vital tool in preventing moisture and water damage in the space beneath your home. It involves a submerged pump located in the lowest part of the crawl space, housed in a sump pit or basin. 

Water gathered by the internal drainage system is channeled into the sump basin. The pump, triggered by a float switch when water enters the basin, efficiently pumps water from the crawl space, usually through an outlet pipe directed away from your property. 

The AquaStop™ Crawl Space Sump Pump is an essential part of a broader moisture control strategy, which includes encapsulation, drainage, and dehumidification, ensuring a dry, healthy home environment. 

Implementing this system not only resolves the immediate problem of water but is also crucial for the overall air quality and the structural soundness of your home. 

Signs You Need a Crawl Space Sump Pump 

Recognizing the need for a crawl space sump pump system can save you from extensive damage. Be alert for these typical signs: 

Ignoring these signs of moisture can lead to significant issues. 

Is Crawl Space Waterproofing Necessary? 

Yes, installing a dependable sump pump in your crawl space is crucial to avert further damage. 

Overlooking moisture signs in your crawl space can lead to escalating issues and more costly repairs in the future. DIY fixes are not advised due to the potential hazards of entering crawl spaces and the inefficiency of over-the-counter products. 

Proactive measures with options like Foundation Recovery Systems’ AquaStop™ Crawl Space Sump Pump are critical. This system offers more than just waterproofing; it strengthens your home against various moisture-related issues, fostering a healthier, more robust overall home environment. 

What Are the Different Kinds of Crawl Space Sump Pumps? 

Considering each home’s unique requirements, we provide a variety of sump pump systems specifically crafted for your crawl space. 

AquaStop Mini/Single Sump Pump System 

Our single sump pump setup, designed for compact crawl spaces, features a robust SafeDri™ cast iron pump for standard water removal. A SafeDri™ 1/3 hp pump is capable of pumping over 2,000 gallons of water per hour. 

AquaStop Single with Battery Backup 

A backup battery can be added to our single sump pump system, ensuring functionality during power outages. This battery allows for an additional discharge of over 11,500 gallons per hour on a full charge. 

AquaStop Triple Sump Pump System 

The AquaStop Triple Sump Pump System, our most reliable system, offers comprehensive protection. The primary SafeDri™ 1/3 hp pump handles regular water removal. For higher volumes, a second SafeDri™ ½ hp pump increases capacity, moving more than 3,000 gallons per hour. In case of power failures, a third battery backup pump ensures continued protection. 

Our skilled technicians will assess your crawl space’s moisture issues and recommend the most suitable AquaStop™ sump pump system for your home’s specific needs. 

What Are the Benefits of a Crawl Space Sump Pump? 

Incorporating a sump pump into a complete repair strategy brings several benefits to your home and family: 

  • Removal of Standing Water: Sump pumps efficiently eliminate all accumulated water. 
  • Reduced Humidity and Mold Risk: A moisture-free crawl space significantly cuts down humidity, lowering mold and musty odor risks. 
  • Better Indoor Air Quality: A clean, dry crawl space doesn’t release humidity or spores into your living spaces. 
  • Enhanced Structural Integrity: Maintaining a dry area under your home helps in preserving its structural strength, preventing expensive home damage. 
  • Greater Energy Efficiency: A dry and properly sealed crawl space prevents drafts and heat loss, boosting energy efficiency and comfort in your home. 
  • Healthier Living Environment: A structurally sound crawl space with clean air ensures a healthy living space for your family. 

These benefits are enhanced when using our specialized AquaStop™ products, known for their durability and effectiveness, outperforming retail store alternatives. 

How Foundation Recovery Systems Installs Crawl Space Sump Pumps 

A sump pump is a crucial element in comprehensive crawl space encapsulation. Foundation Recovery Systems follows these steps for installation: 

  • Inspect the crawl space to identify water issues. 
  • Seal vents and update access doors if necessary. 
  • Install crawl space drainage on the dirt floor to collect water. 
  • Identify the lowest point in the crawl space. 
  • Position the sump basin in a dug pit at the lowest spot. 
  • Fit pumps and components into the sump liner. 
  • Link interior drainage channels to the sump pump. 
  • Install internal sump pump discharge pipes. 
  • Route discharge pipes through the crawl space wall. 
  • Lay exterior discharge pipes underground. 
  • Connect an electrical hookup for the sump pump. 
  • Install a backup battery for the sump pump as required. 
  • Lay drainage matting on the crawl space floor. 
  • Fix insulation panels to the crawl space walls. 
  • Encapsulate the crawl space with a vapor barrier. 
  • Secure an airtight lid on the sump basin. 
  • Set up an energy-efficient dehumidifier in the crawl space. 
  • Schedule yearly maintenance inspections

Foundation Recovery Systems is a leading provider of crawl space services, ensuring a trustworthy, professional installation process. As the authoritative figure in crawl space repair, we handle every aspect from the initial inspection to the final test. 

Why Our Crawl Space Sump Pumps are the Best Choice for Your Home 

Our AquaStop™ sump pumps are distinguished as the best choice for crawl space protection due to their exclusive features and benefits: 

  • Robust cast iron pumps 
  • Quiet functioning 
  • Water level alert system 
  • Secure, airtight cover 
  • Multi-layered defense 
  • Compatibility with other systems 
  • Backup solutions for power interruptions 
  • Continuous safeguarding with annual maintenance 
  • Comprehensive, transferable warranty 

Contact Foundation Recovery Systems for Crawl Space Waterproofing Today! 

A damp crawl space can be harmful to your home and family, but reliable waterproofing and encapsulation solutions guarantee ongoing protection. Foundation Recovery Systems’ proprietary crawl space products offer complete protection that surpasses what is available at retail stores. 

Our experts design tailor-made solutions to keep your home dry, clean, and safe for your family. Rely on Foundation Recovery Systems for superior crawl space solutions. Get in touch with us today to arrange a free crawl space inspection and to prevent further damage to your home. 


Annual maintenance is recommended for optimal performance. Join our yearly maintenance program when you waterproof and encapsulate your crawl space with Foundation Recovery Systems. Contact us for more information and to schedule a free crawl space inspection.

The price varies based on the size of the crawl space, the extent of repairs, and customization. After a free crawl space inspection by a Foundation Recovery Systems expert, you will receive a no-obligation estimate with a detailed cost breakdown. We also provide various financing options. Get in touch with us for further details. 

Although vital, a sump pump is most effective as part of our wider crawl space repair and encapsulation strategy, including: 

Contact Foundation Recovery Systems for more information and to schedule a free crawl space inspection

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