With a sump pump, you can prevent thousands of dollars of damage to your home and foundation. This small machine will automatically kick on when water gets into your basement, pumping it out of your home safely. Know the situations that call for a sump pump installation—if your home fits the criteria, you’ll thank yourself for acting before that big storm hits.
Signs Your Home Needs a Sump Pump Installation
1. You’re in an Area With High Precipitation
The more water your home gets, the more likely it is to flood. As a result, areas with a lot of rain or snow are more likely to experience basement flooding. It’s easy for your drainage system to get overwhelmed and overflow, leading to water pooling around your home and seeping into the basement.
If you expect big storms, schedule a sump pump installation and include a backup generator so it will kick on during a storm-caused power outage.
2. The Home Is in a Low-Lying Area
Water moves downhill to the lowest-lying area. If your home sits in a depression or is in the middle of a hill that could have water flowing down it, you’ll need to be prepared.
If you live in a flat area, check how wet your soil is. Some types of soil, such as loam, are likely to trap water from the surface and bring it down to your foundation. You can check FEMA’s flood map to determine whether your home is in a moderate- or high-risk flood zone.
3. Your Basement Is Finished
Water damage from flooding can get a lot more expensive and upsetting if you have items of value in your basement. If you’ve invested in finishing the basement or use it substantially for storage, it’s essential to protect it from water.
If you meet any of the above criteria, schedule sump pump installation as soon as possible. Luisier Drilling has been the trusted sump pump and well planning contractor of the greater Oconto Falls, WI, region since 1936. Their experts are on call around the clock for any emergency needs. Learn more online and call (920) 848-5239 to schedule your installation.