Monday, October 21, 2013

Sump Pumps - drainage solution

Hi all. I don't know about you but we have had a lot of rain lately. I think it's been almost a week that it's been raining. Well, with the rain sometimes you can get flooding.

My Mom's house used to have a problem with this. She had an addition put on and then after that she would get flooding in her basement. The first time it happened was really bad. It happened a few more times, until she decided it was necessary to have a sump pump installed.

Since she got one put in, it's worked great. And she hasn't had any problems. I have been doing some research on sump pumps for myself. And I have learned a lot of interesting things that I didn't really know about until now.

In particular, I have been looking on a website called Andy's Sprinklers. They are located in Dallas, TX, and they really can be helpful when it comes to sump pumps. I was just reading that if you have a flat yard or one that slopes downward, then it could lead to flooding. Say for instance that your yard gets flooded, then if your house's foundation is below water level, then the water is most likely going to flood your basement.

Something else I just found out that could maybe lead to flooding and damage - is possibly your sprinklers. Sprinklers could cause a build up of water - and you could have some flooding from that. I never thought of that. Did you guys know that?

But there is a solution to these problems and that is a sump pump. There are drainage experts and they will help you to install one. Another thing that I found out, that I wasn't aware of before, is that sump pumps are usually hard wired into your electric system. Then they can pump water away from your house. Normally it can pump the water into a dry well or a municipal drain.

I was never really sure how sump pumps worked until recently. Well now I know. Sump pumps contain a basin. This will collect water around the foundation or in basement of a home. Using either electricity or pressurized water it will send the water away from your house to the drain like I mentioned above.

There still is a lot more to figure out about this topic. So if you are like me you will want to call a professional to find out more about this. They will be able to help you figure out your best options! Now is a great time to think about getting one installed!

Disclosure: This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Andy's Sprinklers. All opinions are 100% mine.


  1. Very good info here, sue! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great info, thanks! We had some rain here, finally! I miss the smell of rain sometimes.

  3. We just moved into a new house in the last two years but I remember looking at a house with a sump pump. Well hey, it got through a terrible hurricane that got the east coast not too much before that. You have great info here.