Sumps and Backup Systems
We have found that almost all basements will experience some form of water penetration, flooding, or recurrent leaking water conditions eventually. The main source of flooding is water not being carried far enough away from the foundation.
Sump pump systems work well when the homeowner is aware of the root causes of flooding or excess water. Sump pumps are the last line of defense against flooding and structural damage.
Novice installers can be exposed to dangerous situations inherent in sump pump installation. It is highly recommended that only qualified professionals install or repair sump pumps.