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Sump Pumps

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A black sump pump sits at the bottom of a hole lined with black corrugated plastic. Black electrical wires lead to the pump which is connected to white PVC pipes leading up out of the hole.
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For many homeowners the first line of defense against water in the basement is a sump with a pump in it. The sump may be connected to drain tile that drains the footings of the house, under the entire basement, or just the area where the sump is located. Many houses have tiling installed only around a portion of the house. The water that drains into the sump must be removed, and this is accomplished with a sump pump.

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