Having a sump pump in your basement is a great way to keep water out of your home. However, your basement will only stay dry as long as your sump pump is working. That’s why Aquatech Waterproofing recommends installing a battery backup pump in your home.
When your sump pump loses power, the water that collects in your sump pit has nowhere to go except into your basement. While a sump pit is designed to collect a lot of water, it can fill up very fast during a heavy rainfall. If you don’t have a backup battery, this water could end up flooding your basement and causing a lot of damage to your property and possessions.
A battery backup can be a lifesaver. There are many instances where your home might not be able to supply the power your sump pump needs. Since heavy rainfalls are often accompanied by thunder and lightning, a power outage is often a big risk. Even a short power outage can be enough for your sump pit to overflow.