What are sump pumps anyway? Basements of many buildings and homes can collect water from different sources like rain or groundwater. In order to prevent the buildup of this water, a sump or a pit is constructed in the basement to collect the water. A sump pump is then used to remove water from the sump, thus keeping the basement waterproof. The water is discharged either to the sewers or somewhere that won’t cause any problems.
Why Do You Need a Sump Pump?
A sump pump is important because it is part of the safety controls of a building. Waterproofing systems for basements are required in some states and cities particularly for those areas where the buildings are at or below the ground level resulting in basements below the water table. Without a waterproofing system, water will stay in the basement making it unusable but more importantly, making the soil wet and unstable. Unstable soil below a building or a house can cause serious damages.
This is why a sump pump is important. It keeps basements free from water and the ground soil stable. At New York Engineers, we understand this and that’s why we offer services to design the sump pump that fits perfectly with what you exactly need.
Sump Pump Design Service
NYE has a wide array of design services that cater to specific solutions to different problems. Designing a sump pump is one of those services. We offer our services to both local (inside Chicago or outside) and international clientele. Since we understand how important a sump pump is, we take extreme care in our calculations and models. Our design service follows a foolproof process that makes everything ready for construction. On the other hand, we understand how important time is to our clients, and that is why we’ve developed a Rapid Design Process that comes up with the most reliable designs at the least amount of time needed.
Step 1: Initial Data Gathering and Planning
We can work with you the moment you reach out to us. We will hear you out and collect as much data as we can. We will also set an initial timeline as to when the design can be finished. NYE has an 80% first design approval rating. This means that most of the designs delivered to our clients are approved during the first presentation. One of the secrets to this is clear and collaborative planning with the client.
Aside from the accuracy of the design, budget and timeline are the most important considerations when starting a design job. We’ll make sure that cost and deadlines are agreed and understood properly during the first step.
Step 2: Site Inspection and Data Analysis
In order to gather more accurate and useful data, a site inspection will be conducted. Our principal will take measurements of the building or house and take note of all the vital information. Groundwater level will be determined and possible discharge channels will be surveyed.
Once all of the data have been gathered, our team of engineers will perform data analysis and come up with a basis for the design of the sump pump. It is at this stage that we finalize all the data that will be used to design the sump pump. We will present to you a summary of these data and some options that can be taken as to how the design will be carried out.
Step 3: Selection and Design Process
This step is probably the most important step and where most of the work is put into. Three things make the design process a success, (1) an accurate basis of design, (2) a team of skilled designers, engineers and architects, and (3) the correct MEP tools.
An accurate basis of design has been prepared from the first two steps. This basis will be vital when doing the selection process. Sump pumps come in different sizes, types, materials, etc. and only the most appropriate options must be selected.
New York Engineers take pride in its skilled and experienced engineers who work tirelessly to come up with the most efficient and durable sump pump designs. The different MEP software that we use produce comprehensive and reliable models. Some of the tools we use are Revit and AutoCAD. These two are among the prized software solutions that are used by design companies around the world.
Step 4: Design Review
The next step is to present the first design to the client. Again, we are proud to say that NYE has an 80% first design approval rate. If the client is satisfied with the design of the sump pump to be constructed, they can approve it right away. In some instances, there are areas of the design that will be identified for revision. Our team will work right away on these revisions to produce the correct design.
Step 5: Finalizing the Design
Once the client has approved the design, we will send the final file together with the updated details such as the costing and the estimated timeline of the construction. The design phase of any construction project can sometimes take as long or even longer than the construction stage depending on the complexity of the design. As agreed during the first few steps of the design process, we will deliver to our client what we promised: an accurate and fast sump pump design.