Why do you need a sump pump? Whenever it rains, water absorbs into the soil around your house. If you have a basement or crawlspace, this water can leak through cracks in the foundation and cause flooding.

There are many methods of waterproofing your foundation, but the best way to prevent floods in your home is to ensure you have a sump pump installed in your basement.

There are two main types of sump pumps. First, submersible sump pumps are installed inside the basin and become “submerged” in the water. Second, pedestal sump pumps are installed above the basin. Both submersible and pedestal sump pumps operate similarly by pumping water from the basin once it has reached a certain level.

Before installing a sump pump, it is best to hire a professional plumber to ensure that the sump pump properly drains water from your home.