The Importance of Annual Maintenance for Your Basement Waterproofing System

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Your basement waterproofing system safeguards your home from the dangers of groundwater seepage. Just like any other mechanical appliance, it requires regular check-ups to ensure it functions at its best. At Frank's Basement Systems, we understand the significance of annual maintenance for your sump pump system, basement drainage, and other components. In this blog post, we'll delve into why scheduling annual maintenance is a crucial investment in the longevity and effectiveness of your basement waterproofing system.

The Role of Annual Maintenance:

Your basement waterproofing system is a complex network of components, and its reliability is paramount to a dry and secure home. Here's why annual maintenance is a game-changer:

  1. Testing and Cleaning Your Sump Pump System:

    • Our technicians meticulously examine your sump pump's float switch and intake for potential issues.
    • The intake valve and impeller are cleaned to ensure they function seamlessly.
    • Cleaning the sump pump liner prevents sediment build-up, avoiding potential clogs in check valves.
  2. Batteries Matter:

    • We replace the battery in your WaterWatch® Sump Pump Alarm annually to guarantee optimal performance.
    • The backup sump pump battery undergoes thorough testing to ensure it holds a proper charge.
  3. Dehumidifier Servicing:

    • Our SaniDry™ dehumidifiers are serviced, with filters cleaned and replaced, and internal components inspected.
  4. Discharge Line Check:

    • We inspect the discharge line to ensure unobstructed water flow and guard against potential freezing.
  5. Crawl Space Liner Maintenance:

    • If you've sealed your crawlspace, we check the CleanSpace® liner and associated components for optimal performance.
  6. Proactive Problem Identification:

    • Our technicians are trained to identify emerging issues and suggest upgrades, ensuring a proactive approach to system maintenance.


Don't wait for a power outage or blown fuse to realize the importance of a battery backup sump pump. Our service visit is the perfect opportunity to add this vital feature to your home.

A Lifetime Pump Warranty?

While sump pump warranties may offer "free replacements," prevention is key. Investing in a reliable basement waterproofer, like Frank's Basement Systems, ensures high-quality systems, annual maintenance, and proactive solutions to keep your basement dry.

No Sump Pump? Steps to a Dry Basement With our System:

Installing a sump pump system is a transformative process that guarantees a dry and usable space. Here's a glimpse into the meticulous steps our certified waterproofing specialists take during the installation:

  1. Placing the Sump Pump Liner:

    • Excavating a sump pump pit to protect the pump from debris.
    • Ensuring the pit is appropriately sized for optimal pump efficiency.
  2. Installing a Perimeter Drain System:

    • Jackhammering the floor for a WaterGuard® perimeter drain system.
    • Collecting water from various sources and directing it to the sump pump.
  3. The Sump Pump Installation:

    • Connecting the perimeter drain to the sump pump.
    • Backfilling with clean gravel to deter silt and sediment.
  4. Restoring the Floor:

    • Ensuring a clean, attractive floor without gaps that can collect debris.
    • Installing IceGuard® outside to prevent freezing.
  5. The Cleanup & Finishing Touches:

    • Thoroughly cleaning the basement and inspecting the discharge line.
    • Installing ports for future testing and inspections.

Upgrading Your Basement:

Once your basement is safeguarded, explore additional features like battery backup sump pumps, wall coverings, dehumidifiers, and waterproof flooring for added comfort and efficiency. Frank's Basement Systems also specializes in crawl space sealing and encapsulation.


Annual maintenance is not just a routine check-up; it's a proactive investment in the longevity of your basement waterproofing system. Frank's Basement Systems is committed to keeping Western New York homes dry, offering free inspections and sump pump installation quotes. Contact us today to embark on the journey to a dry and secure basement.


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2080 Military Rd
Tonawanda, NY 14150

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