Technical Papers

What is a Sump and Which Model is Right for Me?

Thursday, November 19th, 2020 by Alexis Wolfe


The Basement Doctor offers a variety of sump options. This paper is designed to give an overview of the different sumps that we offer and their features. 


The SmartSump is specifically made for crawl spaces and fits over the CleanSpace liner easily.

The SmartSump is a sump system designed specifically for use in crawl spaces. Its liner and lid are designed to create a tight seal around your CleanSpace liner - making it compatible with our crawl space encapsulation system. The SmartSump comes with a WaterWatch alarm system, which will inform you of flooding in your crawl space. This alarm will also alert you to power or pump failures. The SmartSump's two-piece lid allows for easy access. The clean pump stand keeps the pump out of the sediment and an airtight floor drain will capture water in the event of a plumbing leak. 


The SuperSump is one of the most popular sumps available and is very reliable.

The SuperSump is one of our most popular models. It includes the most reliable pump available with a patented SuperLiner and Airtight Lid. It is clean and prevents items or debris from falling into the hole. You can also stack items on top of it, so you won't lose storage space. 


This sump includes the best pump from nearly 50 models. It can pump 2,650 gallons per house and resists clogging. 

WaterWatch Alarm:

The WaterWatch Alarm system sounds off is water rises above a point where the pump should turn on (this sounds similar to a smoke alarm). 


The SuperLiner is a rugged, heavy-duty, and smooth wall polyethylene liner. 


The Airtight Lid keeps moisture from evaporating into your basement environment and keeps out bugs, odors, radon gas and quiets the pump. 

TripleSafe Sump: 

The TripleSafe Sump is the most reliable pumping system available and includes 3 pumps.

The TripleSafe sump is the most reliable pumping system available. The three pump problems are : pump failure, overwhelmed primary pump, and power failure. The TripleSafe Sump addresses all 3 issues with a 3-pump system. This model includes a Zoeller M-53 pump (which pumps most of the time and is the primary pump), a Zoeller M-98 High Volume Pump (this will operate if the first pump fails or is overwhelmed), and a third UltraSump Battery Back-Up Pumping system (which will operate in the event of a power failure). This model is also equipped with an airtight floor drain, a WaterWatch alarm, a removable lid, and a port for a dehumidifier to drain directly into the sump. 


The UltraSump safeguards against primary pump failures, power outages, and circuit tripping.

The UltraSump provides a battery back-up pump to secure your sump system against power outages, primary pump failures, circuit breaker trips, and an unplugged pump. It turns on automatically if the primary pump fails, and will pump 12,000 total gallons on a fully charged battery. It also comes with an alarm system that will alert you to the primary pump failure. 

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The Basement Doctor of Central Kentucky
22 Reilly Rd
Frankfort, KY 40601