The type of sump pump you use in your basement matters.

Under normal conditions, a small puddle-pumper or a one-third horsepower pump will keep up with your water problem. When do you need your pump to work most? You need it most during heavy and extended storms.

You sump pump must have the capacity to handle the water coming into your home and the capacity to remove it as well. Always look at the maximum gallons per minute that a pump can push. Also, check on the pump’s head space. The head space is the amount of water that the sump pump will push to a certain height.

If your wall is 8 feet tall and the pump is one foot underneath the ground, then you will need the proper gallons per minute and head space to pump the water up and out nine feet. This is where most of your home improvement store pumps will fail.

To find out more about Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing’s sump pump systems, schedule your free home inspection. Our experts will be able to determine the best course of action for your basement or crawl space as well as where the sump pumps may be placed due to the layout of your home.