For homeowner’s who have installed the standard waterproofing measures, including extra drainage, there is an additional solution to consider. One of the best ways to prevent extreme flooding is the installation of a sump pump.

A sump pump is a device that’s installed in a pit below ground level in the basement floor. Even though it’s below the basement floor, the sump pump should never be installed lower than the foundation drainage system. When the water level rises to a certain point in the pit, the sump pump is activated and it starts pumping the water into an outlet pipe that moves the water away from the basement and the rest of the house.
To prevent flooding from the shutdown of your pump we can install a sump pump with battery backup, this will ensure that your basement does not flood. When it comes down to it, installation of a sump battery can be the difference between a flooded basement and a clean and dry basement