Sump Pumps: An Extra Way to Keep Your Basement Dry

Monday, May 1st, 2017 by nvadmin

When it comes to protecting your basement from water damage, you want to leave as little to chance as possible. There's nothing you can do to control the weather, and the Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland region can get its fair share of heavy rain, especially in summer. But you can make sure that your yard and your home are properly prepared to keep the water at bay. One of the most important—and yet easily forgotten—parts of a drainage and waterproofing system is your sump pump.


What is a Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a small pump, installed beneath your basement, that reroutes water away from your home. They are usually installed inside a sump pit, a hole with a gravel base that serves to direct any water into the sump pump. The sump pump then sends this water away from your home through a discharge pipe.


Why Are Sump Pumps So Important?

Not all homes come with sump pumps, but having one installed is a great way to add some extra support to your basement. Hopefully, your basement has already been professionally waterproofed and your yard is designed to send water away from your home. However, this is not the case for all homeowners, and heavy wet weather can take even the most prepared homeowner by surprise. Sump pumps provide an extra line of defense in case any water is making its way to your basement.

Any homeowner knows that water damage is a nasty, expensive problem that can be a pain to deal with. From a musty smell all the way to expensive restoration costs, it's best to take all the measures you can to avoid water damage. Sump pumps are a great tool that can keep your basement nice and dry.


NV Waterproofing Offers Sump Pump Installation

NV Waterproofing is proud to serve the Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland region with expert wet basement solutions. We can install a powerful, accurate sump pump that will do its job and keep your entire home dry. Our waterproofing experts are well-trained and are dedicated to preparing your home against even the worst rain.

Contact us today at 1-855-649-7594!


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