If you’re like me, my occasional wet basement is the result of forgetting to clear the leaves from the drain in the outside steps.
However, many homes in this area have more serious water problems. It may be that you have a property that drains towards the house or you have a ground water problem (high water table, for example), and a sump pump is either in your future or you have one already.
If you’ve bought a house with a sump pump already installed, this video will tell you how to maintain your sump pump. If you are about to have your basement water-proofed, this will explain what a sump pump is and also, how it should be maintained.
Not the most exciting video I’ve ever watched, but if you’ve experienced the misery of having your basement flood, you might find this valuable information.