Basement Waterproofing in PA, including Bellefonte, Du Bois & Altoona.

Backup Sump Pumps

Extreme clogging and rust in a Punxsutawney sump pump system

Sump pump failure can lead to a very serious flood in your basement if you have no backup system in place.

Like any mechanical utility within your home, your sump pump can eventually fail. 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 an emergency.

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At Bowman Masonry & Waterproofing, we install sump pump systems that are equipped to handle your basement water problem. We service Pennsylvania including Altoona, State College, Bellefonte, Du Bois, Saint Marys, and more.

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Battery Backup Sump Pump Systems

Sump pumps lose power for a variety of reasons. Aside from the obvious power failure, it's possible for a circuit to trip, especially for pumps plugged into GFI outlets.

At Bowman Masonry & Waterproofing, we've also seen many cases where the pump was unplugged by someone who needed to use the outlet, but forgot to plug the sump back into the outlet. In some situations, this has led to water damage to nearly everything stored in the basement.


a battery backup sump pump system in Punxsutawney

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

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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's 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.

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 can last. And if your sump pump is being overwhelmed due to an unusually high volume of water, it's best to have a secondary sump pump that can kick in and help keep the water down.

What's Keeping Your Basement Dry?

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Bowman Masonry & Waterproofing services Pennsylvania Furnace, Brockway, Port Matilda, Tyrone, Ridgway, Kersey and many nearby areas in Pennsylvania.

Generator-Powered Sump Pumps

Sometimes, a homeowner will tie their sump pump system into their generator to keep it powered during outages.

However, this only works if you are home (and awake) to turn the system on. Automatic systems typically cost $7,000-$10,000 to install. Because there is only one pump, you will have no secondary system to address heavy rains or primary pump failure.

AC-Powered Primary Pumps

Some sump systems include a battery that converts DC battery power into AC power to charge your primary pump.

Transforming DC power to AC is a highly inefficient process, and these battery backup systems often lose their charge within an hour's time. Because there is only one pump, you also will not be protected from pump failure or overwhelming water volume.

Water-Powered Sump Pumps

Water-powered sump pumps use your water supply to run your sump pump system. Thus, they can operate without power.

Unfortunately, water-powered pumps pump very slowly and require you to have very high water pressure. They are also wasteful systems, discharging 3-5 gallons of good water for every gallons of groundwater pumped out of your home.

Battery Backup Sump Pumps

Battery Backup Sump Pumps use a battery and a separate battery-powered sump pump to operate.

When a high-quality battery backup is installed, you can pump out thousands of gallons of water on a single charge. And because you have a second pump installed, you're covered during sump pump failures and during overwhelming rains as well as during power outages.

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Serving PA including the Greater Altoona area
Our Pennsylvania Service Area
Cities in Armstrong County, PA
Dayton
Seminole

Cities in Blair County, PA
Altoona
Bellwood
Tyrone

Cities in Cambria County, PA
Ashville
Dysart
Fallentimber
Flinton
Hastings
Patton

Cities in Cameron County, PA
Driftwood
Emporium
Sinnamahoning

Cities in Centre County, PA
Bellefonte
Clarence
Julian
Moshannon
Pennsylvania Furnace
Philipsburg
Port Matilda
Snow Shoe
State College
University Park

Cities in Clarion County, PA
Fairmount City
Mayport
New Bethlehem
Strattanville

Cities in Clearfield County, PA
Allport
Beccaria
Brisbin
Burnside
Clearfield
Coalport
Curwensville
Du Bois
Frenchville
Glen Hope
Glen Richey
Grampian
Grassflat
Hawk Run
Houtzdale
Irvona
Karthaus
La Jose
Lecontes Mills
Luthersburg
Madera
Mahaffey
Mcgees Mills
Morrisdale
Munson
New Millport
Olanta
Osceola Mills
Penfield
Pottersdale
Ramey
Rockton
Smithmill
Troutville
Wallaceton
West Decatur
Westover
Winburne
Woodland

Cities in Clinton County, PA
Westport

Cities in Elk County, PA
Benezett
Brockport
Byrnedale
Johnsonburg
Kersey
Ridgway
Saint Marys
Weedville
Wilcox

Cities in Huntingdon County, PA
Spruce Creek
Warriors Mark

Cities in Indiana County, PA
Cherry Tree
Glen Campbell
Marchand
Northpoint
Rochester Mills
Rossiter
Smicksburg

Cities in Jefferson County, PA
Anita
Brockway
Brookville
Coolspring
Corsica
Falls Creek
Hamilton
Punxsutawney
Reynoldsville
Ringgold
Sigel
Sprankle Mills
Summerville
Sykesville
Timblin
Valier
Worthville

Our Locations:

Bowman Masonry & Waterproofing
69 Camaro Lane
Clearfield, PA 16830
1-814-409-7272
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