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Depending on where you reside in Manitoba, sump pits are often viewed as a necessary component of the home. Ensure your property is prepared for the worst by calling in Saber Industries Inc. We sell industry-tough residential and commercial sump pits built with our own patented design. Saber sump pits are durable and smaller than most versions, allowing for shallow access installation. Call us today to find out more.
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[The Saber pit] is a good example of good engineering from Winnipeg. The entire lower “reservoir” section of the Saber pit is closed to the soil. This is the area in which the water will rise and fall with the filling and emptying of the pit. The holes are located higher up, and there is a fair distance between the level of the basement floor and the reservoir. If water rises above the reservoir and begins to approach the bottom of the basement slab, it will drain passively into the pit through all the holes in the side of the upper portion of the Saber pit. This water will simply fall into the reservoir without any flow pressure caused by the pump. This minimizes soil erosion in the area while keeping the water pressure away from the basement floor.
If necessary the top of the pit can have a drain in it, at the level of the basement floor to allow any basement flooding to also drain into the pit, and any pipes from perimeter drains can also be directed to the pit.
Radon occurs when the uranium contained within the rocks and soil underneath our homes begins to breakdown. This gas can enter our property through foundation cracks, crevices and drains. Any below ground structure may collect radon gas, which occupies the lowest portion of your building before creeping up into your rooms where it eventually enters your furnace or air systems, infecting the entire building.
Radon is invisible, tasteless and odorless
Radon gas exposure causes cancer
Radon levels vary depending on the season
1 in 15 homes have dangerous gas levels
Systems can be installed to eliminate the threat
Protect your property from this radioactive gas threat with the radon venting system of our code-approved sump pits. Our pits collect the empty gas before pumping it out safely, making your air and environment safer.