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Backup Sump Pumps

Like any mechanical utility within your home, your sump pump can eventually fail, usually at the worst time. A sump pump contains moving parts that can wear out or malfunction over the years.

The best way to make sure your home is protected from a sump pump failure is to make sure that you have a battery backup pump and secondary sump pump ready to operate in the event of an emergency.

At AquaGuard Foundation Solutions, we install sump pump systems with a battery backup pump that are equipped to handle your basement water problem.

Extreme clogging and rust in a Lithonia sump pump system

Sump pump failure can lead to a very serious flood in your basement if you have no backup system in place. A battery backup pump can help to keep your basement or crawl space dry.

Battery Backup Sump Pump Systems


Common Battery Backup Pump Designs

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A sump pump can lose power for a variety of reasons. Aside from the obvious power failure, it is possible for a circuit to trip, especially pumps plugged into GFI outlets.

At AquaGuard Foundation Solutions, we have seen many cases where the pump was unplugged by someone who needed to use the outlet but forgot to put it back. In some situations, this has led to water damage to nearly everything stored in the basement.


You will be glad to have a battery backup sump pump installed!


We recommend installing Basement Systems UltraSump® Battery Backup System.

The UltraSump® system can pump out an excess of 11,500 gallons of water on a fully charged battery– that is enough water to fill a small swimming pool!

To alert you of power failure, the UltraSump® sounds an alarm when it runs and silences when the pump cycles off. For your convenience, the alarm can also be hooked up to your home security system so you can be notified by phone.


a battery backup sump pump system in Lithonia

Components in the UltraSump® system are designed to work together, providing reliable, high-volume pumping capability when the electrical grid goes down.


UltraSump® Specifications

    • Long-Lasting Protection — The UltraSump® can outlast generic backup pumps many times over, pumping an incredible 11,500 gallons of water out on a single fully charged battery.


    • Advanced Alarm System — The UltraSump® sounds off whenever the battery back up pump cycles on, letting you know so you can respond. Optionally, it hooks up to your home alarm system.


  • Additional Battery Life — For added protection, an additional battery can be attached to a single UltraSump® system, allowing for more than double the pumping time.


Backup Sump Pump Systems

If you have a primary sump pump and a battery backup sump pump, your basement is already well on its way to being protected.

However, if your primary sump pump fails due to mechanical failure, your basement waterproofing is only good as long as your battery backup pump can last. If your sump pump is being overwhelmed due to an unusually high volume of water, it is best to have a secondary sump pump that can kick in to remove the water and prevent damage. 


What’s Keeping Your Basement Dry?


The Problem Primary Sump Pump Secondary Pump Battery Backup Pump
Normal Rainfall green checkmark gray checkmark gray checkmark
Heavy Rain Overwhelms
Primary Pump
green checkmark green checkmark gray checkmark
Complete Power Failure red x red x green checkmark
Primary Pump Failure red x green checkmark green checkmark
Primary & Secondary
Pump Failure
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