You may be wondering if a sump pump is the right remedy for your wet basement issues. The truth of the matter is, a sump pump is specifically designed to fix one type of problem and does not need to be installed in every basement. However, a sump pump can be the perfect solution for the right home; if you are looking into sump pumps in Massachusetts, your best bet is to ask the experts in your area. At Basement Technologies, our technicians are able to determine the best solution and provide installation, whether it is a sump pump or another waterproofing technique.
A Sump Pump System
Assuming that your home would benefit from a sump pump, it is important to know what is going to be installed in your home. A sump pump is a very specific device that is just one part of the entire system. A professional will need to install the sump pump, as well as the entire system. Here are some of the basic components of a sump pump:
- A sump pit or basin at the bottom of your basement; the sump pump will be placed inside
- A drain tile around the walls of the outside or inside of your basement; rain water is collected here and sent through the sump pit through a regular pipe
- A switch comes on once the water rises in the sump pit; the sump pump can then work properly
- The pump will sift out the water through a pipe so that no water is able to get into the house
The Right Home
Not every home requires a sump pump. The primary issue that a sump pump is able to remedy is preventing water from coming into your basement. If you have a home that is in a low area, then this may be a problem for you. You may live close to a large body of water or other areas where there is high water around. This could cause you to have standing water in your basement and cause cracks in your foundation. If your home does fit one or more of these descriptions, a sump pump system may be the right option for your home. It is important to contact an expert if you think it is time to have a sump pump installed.
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