Sump pumps are activated by water levels and, when switched on, pump water away from the foundation or basement of a building. They are used to protect the structure of a building from water. This could be water from rain or water that comes up through the ground.Continue Reading
A sump pump is usually located in a corner of a basement or in a crawlspace. Typically it is at the bottom of a pit. The floor of the area is laid so that water flows towards and into this pit. Once the water gets to a certain level, the pump automatically switches on and starts to pump the water from the pit to the outside of the building.
There are two main types of sump pump: