It’s amazing how many hundreds of gallons you can wet-vac out of a basement and not notice any difference
Cidu Bill on Aug 28th 2011
We have a fairly large basement. The previous owners had installed an automatic sump pump in the southwest corner.
During periods of heavy rain, the basement will take in water at the northeast corner. During events that have the word “Hurricane” in their names, it will take in water on the southeast, northwest and northeast corners.
We have never had a drop of water come through the walls on the northeast corner of the basement. The only time the pump activates is when (twice in the past 12 years) the entire basement is so thoroughly flooded, water can’t help but reach the southwest corner.