Basement flooding is an all too frequent occurrence in certain areas during heavy rainstorms. The most common reasons for flooding are clogged gutters or downspout drains. The rain water then collects close to the house and seeps in through the foundation.
If the ground outside slopes towards the house instead of away from it, this directs the water to the foundation making the problem worse. A sump pump is needed as part of any corrective measure. The sump pump will aid in water removal as it enters and discharge it to the outside away from the house. A sump pump will also be of use in case of a water line leak or sewer back up.