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The Heart of Your Basement Waterproofing System

Your basement is one of the most crucial parts of your home to keep dry. With heavy rain, flooding, and snowmelt, your basement can quickly become flooded and cause havoc. That’s why you need to invest in a basement waterproofing system, and the key component of that is the sump pump.

A sump pump is a device that is typically installed in the basement, often below floor level. Its job is to pump out any water that collects in the sump basin, preventing the floor from getting flooded. It’s much like a heart in the human body, pumping out excess fluid and keeping the system running efficiently. 

When water flows into the basin or pit, a sensor or float will trigger the sump pump to begin working. A float switch is built into the pump, which detects the water level and switches the pump on or off when the water level rises or falls. 

Sump pumps protect your property from damage caused by heavy rain, flooding, and snowmelt. They also prevent mold and mildew from forming, protecting your family from the harmful effects of poor indoor air quality. Sump pumps are also low-maintenance and energy-efficient. 


Your sump pump is the key component of your basement waterproofing system, protecting your property and keeping your basement dry. If you have any concerns about sump pumps or basement waterproofing, contact Standard Water Control for an inspection and expert advice.