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April Showers: Water Control Tips: Tip 3

Not all water that enters a house comes from the roof or ground surface.  

Tip 3: Methods for Controlling Groundwater

Subsurface water, or groundwater, which is typically the result of a high local water table, may try to upwell into a basement through the slab from underground.  In a basement this water is most easily controlled by a sub-slab sump and electric pump system that collects underground water and pumps it to the surface and away from the foundation area. Occasionally, depending upon the size of the basement, a second sump system may be required.

Wanna know more about how a sump pump works? We found this great diagram plus full explanations at howstuffworks.com: How Sump Pumps Work.

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