Tip 3: Methods for Controlling Groundwater
- Tip 1: Methods of Preventing Water Penetration
- Tip 2: What If Water Is Still Getting Into My House?
- Tip 4: Method for Controlling Excessive Moisture Vapor
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.