British Standard 8102 code of practice for the protection of below ground structures against water from the ground highlights the need for system service with drained protection waterproofing (Type C) and the requirements of the designer to advise the client of this and the implications if they do not comply. Therefore we recommend that all sump pumps are maintained in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
Our routine service includes the following:
It should be remembered that the sum pump is a mechanical device and as such will fail eventually. It is therefore good practice to consider the service life of a pump and plan to replace the unit long before the pump fails.