Do You Need a Sump Pit?

If your home has a basement or crawl space, it might have – or need – a sump pump pit. In this guide, we’ve shared everything you need to know about this essential part of a home’s drainage system.

A sump pit, or sump basin, is a small, cylindrical or basin-like container, which is installed below ground level in basements or crawl spaces.

Sump pits are constructed from durable materials like concrete, and collect excess groundwater, rainwater, or other liquids that may accumulate in the lowest part of your home.

A sump pit is equipped with a sump pump, a mechanical device that activates when the water level in the pit reaches a certain height. The pump expels the collected water away from your home to prevent flooding and water damage.

A sump pit works by collecting water and other liquids and is typically installed in conjunction with drain tiling.

How Does a Sump Pit Work?

The purpose of a sump pit is to effectively manage and control excess groundwater or rainwater accumulation in the lowest areas of a building (usually basements or crawl spaces).

What’s the Purpose of a Sump Pit?

Protects your home from damage. Increases property value. Prevents flooding.

Pros of Sump Pits

They take up space.  They’re expensive. There’s a possibility of system failure.

Cons of Sump Pits

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