Most commercial buildings in Toronto have a basement. Oftentimes, they’re completely empty. Sometimes, they’re used for storage or some other purpose, but the point is that most commercial structures have this type of room. For the most part, it’s seen as a benefit. However, if you’ve owned a commercial building long enough, you know that this isn’t always the case.
Sometimes, a basement is where your biggest problems can occur. As the lowest floor in your entire building, it’s often where water ends up when you have a leak or flooding issue inside.
A common reason for this problem-in any building, not just commercial ones-is a pipe breaking. Depending on when it happens, such a leak could go on for hours or even days before it’s found. By then, quite a lot of water could build up in the basement. If there’s no drain, then you’re going to have some serious flooding to contend with.
Here in Toronto, we get a good deal of rainfall and plenty of snow. Both of these conditions can result in flooding too. If the water from either isn’t properly siphoned away from the building, it will get soaked up by the ground. Eventually, all that water can seep through the foundation and into your basement. If this happens enough, over time, you could experience an issue with flooding during an especially heavy rainfall.
When something like this occurs, you’ll be glad you handled sump pit installation earlier. Otherwise, you’re going to be in for a lot of work.
If the sump pit installation cost is having you put the process off, let Select Plumbing help. Just call them up at 1 888 501 5501 or 905 501 5501 to begin the process.