this unit is more than heavy duty enough to be installed in small commercial office buildings.. and we have done it..
this unit comes with a 1 year warranty on labor and a three year warranty on parts...
No brand is completely fool proof or maintaince free, but with a heavy duty maintaince free marine battery, this unit is as close as you can get.
Here are pictures of the "Sump Pro" and .. Ace in the Hole.. They are both low end junk brands and got replaced due to the total failure of the system and the $$$ damage they caused....
Notice the hair line crack in this wimpy Wayne back up pump that was supposed to protect his basement .
Can you see the difference between a good quality pump and a poor quality one ???
All the inexpensive brands pump far less than the Aquanot and simply cant even hope to keep up in a massive downpour even when they do work properly.
The odds are, you have junk very similar to that wimpy pump in your basement. The pump probably has been ignored , never been serviced in years and never checked to see if it actually still pumps water , or if the battery is still good.
Now all you got to do is ask yourself
"do I feel lucky??"
3-8-06 Here is a burnt out 5 month old " inexpensive" Wayne sump pump from Lowes $65.
My Zoeller pump set up, will literally last forever, with a separate switch attached to the pipe , the switch can be easily changed without having to ever rebuild the pump.
11-27-06 installed this one in with a radon system..