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Serving CA including the Greater San Jose area
Our California Service Area
Cities in Alameda County, CA
Alameda
Albany
Berkeley
Castro Valley
Dublin
Emeryville
Fremont
Hayward
Livermore
Newark
Oakland
Pleasanton
San Leandro
San Lorenzo
Sunol
Union City

Cities in Contra Costa County, CA
Alamo
Antioch
Brentwood
Byron
Clayton
Concord
Crockett
Danville
Diablo
Discovery Bay
El Cerrito
El Sobrante
Hercules
Knightsen
Lafayette
Martinez
Moraga
Oakley
Orinda
Pinole
Pittsburg
Pleasant Hill
Port Costa
Richmond
Rodeo
San Pablo
San Ramon
Walnut Creek

Cities in Marin County, CA
Belvedere Tiburon
Bolinas
Corte Madera
Dillon Beach
Fairfax
Forest Knolls
Greenbrae
Inverness
Kentfield
Lagunitas
Larkspur
Marshall
Mill Valley
Nicasio
Novato
Olema
Point Reyes Station
Ross
San Anselmo
San Geronimo
San Quentin
San Rafael
Sausalito
Stinson Beach
Tomales
Woodacre

Cities in Mendocino County, CA
Boonville
Elk
Gualala
Hopland
Manchester
Philo
Point Arena
Ukiah
Yorkville

Cities in Monterey County, CA
Aromas
Carmel
Carmel By The Sea
Castroville
Chualar
Gonzales
Marina
Monterey
Moss Landing
Pacific Grove
Pebble Beach
Salinas
Seaside

Cities in Napa County, CA
American Canyon
Angwin
Calistoga
Deer Park
Napa
Pope Valley
Saint Helena
Yountville

Cities in San Benito County, CA
San Juan Bautista

Cities in San Francisco County, CA
San Francisco

Cities in San Joaquin County, CA
Tracy

Cities in San Mateo County, CA
Atherton
Belmont
Brisbane
Burlingame
Daly City
El Granada
Half Moon Bay
La Honda
Loma Mar
Menlo Park
Millbrae
Montara
Moss Beach
Pacifica
Pescadero
Portola Valley
Redwood City
San Bruno
San Carlos
San Francisco
San Gregorio
San Mateo
South San Francisco

Cities in Santa Clara County, CA
Alviso
Campbell
Coyote
Cupertino
Gilroy
Los Altos
Los Gatos
Milpitas
Morgan Hill
Mount Hamilton
Mountain View
Palo Alto
San Jose
San Martin
Santa Clara
Saratoga
Stanford
Sunnyvale

Cities in Santa Cruz County, CA
Aptos
Ben Lomond
Boulder Creek
Capitola
Davenport
Felton
Freedom
Los Gatos
Santa Cruz
Scotts Valley
Soquel
Watsonville

Cities in Solano County, CA
Benicia
Elmira
Fairfield
Suisun City
Travis Afb
Vacaville
Vallejo

Cities in Sonoma County, CA
Annapolis
Bodega
Bodega Bay
Cazadero
Cloverdale
Cotati
Forestville
Fulton
Geyserville
Glen Ellen
Graton
Guerneville
Healdsburg
Jenner
Kenwood
Monte Rio
Occidental
Penngrove
Petaluma
Rohnert Park
Santa Rosa
Sebastopol
Sonoma
Stewarts Point
The Sea Ranch
Valley Ford
Windsor

Our Locations:

Clean CrawlSpace Inc.
3100 Dutton Ave. Ste. 142E
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
1-707-706-6677


Clean CrawlSpace Inc.
747 E Brokaw Rd
San Jose, CA 95112
1-408-650-8110
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Sump Pump Installation

Installing a sump pump and waterproofing system is the least disruptive and most effective way to keep a basement dry - and keep it dry all the time!

The following are steps our basement waterproofing technicians take when installing a sump pump system in your home. At Clean CrawlSpace Inc., our certified basement waterproofers can install a complete sump pump system in just one visit to your home!

For a FREE sump pump installation estimate in California, including Fremon, San Jose, Oakland and other nearby areas, call or e-mail us today!

Placing a sump pit in a Concord home

Placing the Sump Pump Liner

First, a sump pump pit is excavated for the liner and pump to be placed in. This protects your sump pump from the mud and debris around the pump pit.

It's important that the sump pit is large enough, but not too large. When placed in a small pit, a sump pump can pump water out faster than it can fill the liner, causing them to turn on and off quickly and burn out sooner. Sump pits that are too large tend to go too deeply into the ground, pumping out water far below your home, causing unnecessary work and electricity usage.

Sump pumps are most effective at removing water from under your basement floor when located in the lowest spot of the floor. Your certified waterproofing specialist will determine where that spot is by using a laser level. If the sump cannot be located in the low spot, a PVC feed line should be run through the floor from the low spot to the sump pump location.


Digging a trench for a French Drain system in San Jose

Installing a Perimeter Drain System

When installing a reliable sump pump system, it's a good idea to install a perimeter French drain system, like WaterGuard®.

First, the floor around the edge of the basement is jackhammered, and a layer of clean stone is set down. A perimeter drain is installed on top of the stone, and is backfilled with more clean stone.

The purpose of this drain is to collect water from the basement wall-floor joint, the basement walls and from under the basement floor, and direct it to the installed sump pump.

Our patented WaterGuard® Basement Drainage System includes a wall flange that extends slightly up the basement wall to collect water that may leak from the walls. If you have one of our basement wall products installed, the wall covering will be tucked behind the flange to direct moisture from the walls into your drain.

If your home has concrete block walls, weep holes will be drilled in the blocks at the very bottom to relieve the water and the pressure from the walls.


Installing a sump in a sump pump liner in a Modesto home

The Sump Pump Installation

A special outlet connects the perimeter drain to the sump pump system and clean gravel is backfilled around the sump pump liner.

This gravel helps to keep your sump pump system as clean as possible, discouraging silt and sediment from entering the liner.

An airtight sump pump lid including rubber grommets around all pipes and wires, keeps odors and humidity from rising out of the sump pit, while also preventing items and debris from falling in from the basement floor. Having an airtight, secure lid on your liner is also excellent in preventing animals and children from attempting to play in the water!

If you have a secondary pump installed in the pit, an additional discharge line will be installed. This prevents the pipes from being overwhelmed and also ensures the pumps won't pump back and forth between each other. Discharge lines should NEVER be tied together on the inside of your home!


Testing a French drain system in a Salinas home.

Restore the Floor

To complete the sump pump installation, the floor is restored flush for a clean, attractive look.

The system we use does not leave a gap around the perimeter of the basement floor which can collect dust, debris, and other items that can clog your waterproofing system. This helps ensure better drainage and a more reliable system. Our system also provides a clean, neat, and professional basement repair.

Outside, an anti-freeze device called IceGuard® is usually installed. The discharge line is buried underground, while the installer is careful to remove sections of the lawn in whole pieces before making the trench for the pipe. This helps to ensure the least disruption to your landscaping throughout the installation. A special outlet is installed flush with the ground and is safe for lawn mower or lawn tractor traffic.


A contractor in Sacramento installing a perimeter drain tile system during a sump pump installation.

The Cleanup & Finishing Touches

Our sump pump installation crew takes extra care to leave your basement clean, neat, and clear of debris for you at the end of the installation.

Dust is cleaned from the basement floor and the discharge line outside is inspected to be sure that the water is being discharged to an appropriate location.

We remove all debris in which we create, and most times customers comment their basement is cleaner than before we started!

To allow for future testing or inspection, Clean CrawlSpace Inc. will install several "ports" in the perimeter drain, where a hose or dehumidifier drainage line can be inserted. During annual checkups and sump pump maintenance, this helps us with testing and inspection.


Sump pump system, dehumidifier, and basement wall panels installed during a sump pump installation in Citrus Heights

Upgrading Your Basement

Once your basement is protected from water seepage, it's a great idea to take advantage of the cleaner, drier, more attractive area as storage or living space.

If you don't already have one installed, be sure to ask about our battery backup sump pumps, as well as our basement wall coverings, ENERGY STAR® rated dehumidifier, waterproof basement flooring, and other basement products that can add energy efficiency, beauty, and comfort to your home.

Clean CrawlSpace Inc. also provides crawl space sealing and encapsulation!

When you decide it's time to waterproof the basement and install a sump pump in your home, we are ready to help! We offer free, no-obligation inspections and written sump pump installation quotes to all homeowners in our California service area.

Clean CrawlSpace Inc. services California Bay Area including Salinas, Santa Rosa, Fremont, Vallejo, Sunnyvale, San Mateo, Hayward and the surrounding areas. Call or contact us online today to get started!

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