Many Fairfax County homeowners’ concerns regarding their sump pumps have to do with how to ensure protection from a sump pump failure before it happens. This is a wise approach we wish everyone would take. It is hard to see all the damage created after a basement flood has occurred, especially considering basement flooding can almost be completely prevented.
The most common leaks we see are in home 20+ years old. Although many newer homes have foundation cracks that can easily be fixed if noticed in time, these newer home often have very inefficient drainage systems and sump pump basins.
If you are concerned about how your drainage system might be improved, it just takes one call to Basement Detective to get you on the right track.