3 Reasons To Install A Sump Pump

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3 Reasons To Install A Sump Pump

4 July 2018
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A sump pump, like its name would indicate, works to pump water out of a reservoir or 'sump' in your basement. This provides an active waterproofing defense when compared to other types of waterproofing solutions like moisture resistant sealant and vapor barriers. Understanding some of the benefits that a sump pump can offer your home can help you decide if installing one in your basement is the right fit for your waterproofing needs.

1. Prevent Mold and Mildew Growth

One of the largest advantages associated with installing a sump pump in your home, beyond simply protecting your home from water damage and flooding, is the fact that you will also prevent mold growth from occurring in your basement. Mold and mildew growth requires dark spaces and a lot of moisture in order to take hold: a sump pump will actively remove water before it gets the chance to spread throughout your basement, greatly reducing the chances that mold spores will have the chance to sprout. This is a health benefit, not just a home benefit: mold growth can cause and aggravate respiratory conditions like asthma and allergies.

2. Financial Considerations

Beyond preventing mold and water damage in your home, installing a sump pump in your basement is a good financial decision. Not only will it save you money on water damage and mold remediation repairs, but having a sump pump installed in your basement, especially in addition to other waterproofing solutions, can also boost the value of your home. This is an important consideration to take into account: not only will installing a sump pump pay for itself over time by reducing your repair costs in the short term, but it can also pay for itself several times over if you end up moving to a new home at some point in the future.

3. Protecting Your Foundation

Finally, another important consideration when thinking about installing a sump pump in your home is the fact that a sump pump can help protect your foundation from shifting and damage. This is because a sump pump will prevent water from rising too close to the bottom of your basement, where it can displace soil and cause minor shifting and redistributions of weight which can contribute to foundation problems over time. This is especially important in areas that have a high water table already, which may be more susceptible to shifting and foundation problems than other areas would be.

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