Westcon Precast offers standard and custom concrete sump pits that are trusted by utility companies. We’re even an approved vendor of the city of Edmonton and Calgary.


Applications of Concrete Sump Pits

A precast concrete sump pit is installed on the lowest floor of a building. It holds flood or wastewater until it reaches a certain level in the pit and usually, a sump pump is activated to prevent overflow. A common place you would see a sump pit is in the basement of a residential house or the first floor of a commercial building. The most general application is to prevent flooding in a basement in the event of high precipitation. Sometimes they are used in an automotive mechanic shop or a car wash bay to help capture dripping oil, fuel, fluid discharge, and dirty water. This helps to separate these harmful fluids before they discharge into the main water treatment lines, which could have a negative impact on the environment.

Advantages of Concrete Sump Pits

A sump pit on your property can have several advantages:

  • It catches flood water
  • Relives overwhelming the sump pump
  • Redirects harmful chemicals and fluids
  • It takes less time to install than pour-in-place pits
  • They are durable and have a long service life if well-maintained

What Size of Sump Pit Do I Need?

The model and size of sump pit you will need will be bases on several considerations and will vary based on the size and requirements of your garage or shop. You should think about the following questions:

  • How large is your home or garage?
  • Are you in an area prone to flooding with rain and meltwater in spring?
  • Do you have other flood mitigation methods in place?

How deep should your sump pit be?

The depth of a sump pit will vary based on building size and also the risk factors for flooding where the building is located. Our sump pits vary in depth. The smallest size we offer is 45.72 cm (18”) deep, with larger sumps reaching up to 147.32 cm (58”) deep.

A Westcon sales representative is happy to discuss all of these factors with you and help you decide which is the right model for your situation.

Maintenance of a Concrete Sump

Concrete sumps have a primary purpose of catching drainage and protecting you from flooding. You must keep it well-maintained to keep it functioning and doing its job. You should inspect your sump pit regularly. If you know a storm is coming with the probability of high precipitation, it might be a good idea to have a look at your pit. Clean out any sludge build-up as algae can grow on the side of the pits, which can lead to health concerns. You should also look for cracks and leaking that might indicate it may need repairs, or you may have to purchase a new pit.

Get in Touch

Westcon Precast provides concrete sump pits in the Edmonton and Calgary area. If you have any questions about pricing on the products, we encourage you to contact us if you have further questions or request a quote if you have the engineering specifics for what type and size that will best suit your needs.

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