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AquaStop™ Crawl Space Sump Pump 

Homeowners grappling with water intrusion in their crawl spaces face a daunting challenge. Issues like mold growth, structural damage, and reduced indoor air quality are common in North Carolina, but it’s essential to address these issues before they cause lasting damage.  

Tar Heel Basement Systems, a leader in foundation repair in North Carolina, offers a proactive solution. Our crawl space waterproofing approach, highlighted by the AquaStop™ Crawl Space Sump Pump system, directly tackles these water issues.  

Trusted across North Carolina, our services provide homeowners with the assurance of a dry, healthy living space below their homes. 

After reviewing this page, you’ll get an idea of how our sump pump installation and crawl space encapsulation solutions solve water problems for good. 

What is a Crawl Space Sump Pump System? 

A crawl space sump pump system is an indispensable tool in combating excessive moisture and water damage beneath your home.  

Installed in the lowest part of the crawl space within a sump pit, it activates when water is detected, efficiently pumping it away from your property. Tar Heel Basement Systems integrates the AquaStop™ Crawl Space Sump Pump into a broader moisture control strategy, encompassing encapsulation, drainage, and dehumidification to secure a dry and healthful environment in your home. 

Signs You Need a Crawl Space Sump Pump 

Recognizing the need for a crawl space sump pump is crucial. Look out for: 

Ignoring these signs can lead to severe and costly structural and health issues. 

Is Crawl Space Waterproofing Necessary? 

Yes, investing in crawl space waterproofing with a reliable sump pump is essential for the health and safety of your home. Leaving moisture issues unaddressed can escalate into significant damage and expensive future repairs. Tar Heel Basement Systems advises against DIY solutions due to potential hazards and the limited effectiveness of store-bought products. Our AquaStop™ Crawl Space Sump Pump system is a vital component in safeguarding your home against moisture-related challenges, contributing to a healthier, more robust home environment. 

Different Types of Crawl Space Sump Pumps 

Considering every home’s unique needs, Tar Heel Basement Systems offers a variety of sump pump systems: 

AquaStop Mini/Single Sump Pump System 

Designed for smaller crawl spaces, this system employs a powerful SafeDri™ cast iron pump, efficiently managing typical water removal tasks. 

AquaStop Single with Battery Backup 

This option enhances the single sump pump system with a battery backup, ensuring operation during power outages and capable of handling significant water discharge. 

AquaStop Triple Sump Pump System 

Our most comprehensive solution, this choice features a primary SafeDri™ pump for regular usage and a secondary, more powerful pump for larger volumes. A battery backup pump provides added security during power failures. 

Our specialists will assess your crawl space’s specific moisture concerns to recommend the most fitting AquaStop™ system for your home. 

What Are the Benefits of a Crawl Space Sump Pump? 

Incorporating a sump pump into your home’s moisture control plan offers several advantages, including: 

  • Eliminating Standing Water: Sump pumps remove all standing water, eliminating many of the problems addressed above. 
  • Reducing Humidity and Mold Risk: A dry crawl space means lower humidity levels, drastically reducing the risk of mold and musty odors. 
  • Improving Indoor Air Quality: Dry, clean crawl spaces don’t emit humidity or harmful spores into the living areas of your home. 
  • Enhancing Structural Integrity: By keeping the area under your home dry, you’re helping to preserve its structural integrity, preventing costly damage to your home. 
  • Increasing Energy Efficiency: A dry and well-sealed crawl space prevents cold drafts and heat loss, increasing energy efficiency and comfort in your home. 
  • Providing a Healthy Living Environment: Clean air and a structurally sound crawl space create a healthy home environment for your family. 

Maximizing these benefits is possible with our specialized AquaStop™ products, known for their longevity and efficacy. 

Tar Heel Basement Systems’ Installation Process 

Our meticulous installation process ensures thorough crawl space encapsulation as our technicians follow these steps: 

  • Comprehensive crawl space inspection to identify water problems. 
  • Sealing off vents and updating access doors
  • Laying crawl space drainage on the dirt floor to collect water. 
  • Identifying the lowest point for the sump basin. 
  • Installing pumps and components in the sump liner. 
  • Linking interior drainage channels to the sump pump. 
  • Setting up interior sump pump discharge pipes. 
  • Routing discharge pipes through the crawl space wall. 
  • Installing exterior discharge pipes in the ground. 
  • Adding an electrical hookup for the sump pump. 
  • If needed, connecting a backup battery. 
  • Laying drainage matting on the crawl space floor. 
  • Attaching insulation panels to crawl space walls. 
  • Encapsulating the area with a vapor barrier
  • Securing an airtight lid on the sump basin. 
  • Installing an energy-efficient dehumidifier
  • Scheduling annual maintenance for enduring performance. 

As North Carolina’s leading crawl space service provider, Tar Heel Basement Systems ensures every detail is meticulously addressed, from the initial inspection to the final test. 

Why Choose Tar Heel Basement Systems’ AquaStop™ Crawl Space Sump Pumps 

Our AquaStop™ sump pumps are preferred for their: 

  • Rugged cast iron construction. 
  • Quiet operation. 
  • Water level monitoring system. 
  • Secure, airtight covers. 
  • Multilayer protection. 
  • Compatibility with other systems. 
  • Backup options for power outages. 
  • Continuous protection with annual maintenance. 
  • Extensive, transferable warranty. 

Contact Tar Heel Basement Systems for Expert Crawl Space Waterproofing 

A wet crawl space can significantly impact your home and family’s well-being. Tar Heel Basement Systems offers comprehensive waterproofing and encapsulation solutions that surpass temporary fixes found in retail stores. Our professionals craft custom solutions to ensure your home remains dry, clean, and secure. Trust Tar Heel Basement Systems for premier crawl space solutions. Contact us today to schedule your free crawl space inspection and prevent further damage to your home. 


While a sump pump is a critical element in our crawl space repair and encapsulation strategy, it works best in conjunction with other measures like:  

This holistic approach ensures a thoroughly protected and moisture-free crawl space. Contact Tar Heel Basement Systems to discuss the best solutions for your home and schedule a free crawl space inspection. 

The installation cost depends on several factors, including the size of your crawl space, specific repair needs, and customization. We provide a detailed, no-obligation estimate following a free crawl space inspection by our experts. This estimate will give you a clear price breakdown. Various financing options are available to accommodate your budget. Contact us to learn more. 

To ensure your sump pump system’s long-term efficiency and reliability, we recommend annual maintenance check-ups. By enrolling in our maintenance program, you ensure that your crawl space stays dry and well-protected throughout the year. These inspections involve a comprehensive assessment and servicing of your sump pump system to maintain peak performance. Contact Tar Heel Basement Systems to learn more about our maintenance offerings and to schedule your free crawl space inspection

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Fayetteville, NC 28311

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Greensboro, NC 27405

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Raleigh, NC 27609

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Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

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Leland, NC 28451

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2910 Griffith Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27103