Essentially a sump pump is a pit within the home that collects all of the water that the weeping tile system collects, and then pumps the water outside with a mechanical pump, to an area that is graded away from the foundation wall.
Sump pumps are an important part of the protection of your home and it is highly recommended to have one installed if you have installed a backflow preventer.
When your house was built the builder would have connected the weeping tile to the drainage system – a good way of doing it as long as the drainage system is in good working order. But as the storms get worse and the infrastructure of our cities deteriorate then a better solution was needed to handle the amount of water that we are seeing. This is where the sump pump comes into play.
A sump pump with a backflow preventer together will give you a huge advantage against flooding and a wet basement.
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