A sump pump will make sure that water levels are no longer problematic by sending the water away from the home and foundation usually to a municipal drainage system.
A finished basement is a significant investment in the value of your home. A single flooded basement incident can be very expensive and time consuming to repair. Water damage to your basement, furniture and appliances could result in damage beyond repair.
For the relatively small price a sump pump delivers peace of mind and added insurance against basement flooding.
If you live in an area with very flat terrain, or the land around your home slopes towards the house, rainwater may have nowhere to go but into your basement!
When the ground becomes saturated during periods of heavy rainfall, ground water pressure builds up and will force water towards the path of least resistance.
If this water finds cracks and fissures in your basement foundation it can easily find its way in and fill the your basement with storm water.
If you've experienced water problems in your basement over the years you should call in a basement waterproofing professional to eliminate all traces of water and moisture from your basement, and prevent it from happening again.
While you're having your basement professionally waterproofed it is a good time to have a sump pump installed.