Basements are no longer unfinished and construction costs for a finished basement can be upwards of $50,000 to $100,000. If you’ve ever made a claim for a basement flood, the likelihood of your insurance company dropping your basement flood coverage is very high unless you take preventative measures.
Canadians annually file hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance claims resulting from water damage caused by basement flooding. In addition there are untold, unreported, underinsured or even uninsured occurrences with a dollar value that is staggering.
A sump pump is usually installed in a “sump pit” in the lowest part of a basement or crawlspace to help keep the area under the building dry and to prevent it from flooding. If it is working correctly, the sump pump’s job is to pump the water out of the pit and away from the building so the basement or crawlspace stays dry.
Which Sump Pump System is Best?
Exaggerated and misleading performance claims are frequent. National Flood Prevention ISPs recommend only the best sump pump system technology with battery backup to reduce your risk of basement flooding in the event of power failure.
Contact NFP for a free in-home flood risk assessment.