What’s a Sump Pump? Do I need one?

Living in an area with a lot of wet weather can lead to moisture problems in your home. Sump pumps are a great solution. If water pools in your basement or crawl space after rain, or if your home is at risk of flooding, a sump pump can keep you dry. They pump water out before it has a chance to damage your home and impact your health.

A sump pump sits in a sump basin at the lowest point of your home. When water fills the basin during heavy rain, flooding, or even after a pipe burst, the sump pump senses a rise in water. This starts the pump, which jumps into action to keep your home dry. It pumps the water out of your home to somewhere it isn’t a problem, like a nearby storm drain.

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And while the sump pump remains off until needed in order to save electricity, it is extremely powerful once activated. In a case of serious flooding, a sump pump can remove more water in a few hours than could fill an average swimming pool!

Do I need a Sump Pump?

To decide whether you need a sump pump to protect your home, it is worth considering a few factors. The location of your home matters. If you live in an area with a lot of rain, a sump pump may be a good investment. Similarly, a home on or near a floodplain would benefit from the extra protection. Another factor to consider is your personal risk tolerance. The cost of repairing a water-damaged foundation or finished basement can be huge, so mitigating even a small risk might be worth it. And while damage to your property can be expensive, protecting your health is another valuable consideration.

We can help

For waterproofing, people turn to the trusted professionals at Sealing Agents. We strive to be the leader in the construction industry, and in your home. Using state-of-the-art techniques, equipment and products we are available to meet your foundation, crawl space, basement waterproofing and mold removal needs, whether you’re building a new home or you already have a home with water problems.

Get in touch today by calling (336) 362-1670