Before buying an expensive sump pump system as the answer to your water problems…take a moment to read the rest of what I have to say.
No matter whether you have a sump system or not one still needs to make sure of a few things:
Are your gutters clean?
Are your gutters clean but overflowing? If they are overflowing it means that they are too small. A larger size gutter will handle the volume of water.
What about your downspouts?
Do all of your downspouts have elbows? If they have elbows do they have extenders and splash blocks that places the water a few feet from the home?
Does the ground where your splash blocks and downspouts end have the proper grade so that water flows away from the home or does it pool up?
Yes the St. Louis region got a lot of water these past few days and yes we are set for some more.
A sump pump system may be a very necessary part of your home.
If all those things are indeed in correct working order then it is highly likely you should then consider a sump system.
Please keep in mind that a sump pump system is there as an added layer of protection to your home. It is not intended to be a magical fix all that runs nonstop 24/7 because of water from clogged gutters and other issues already mentioned.
Your gutters, downspouts, proper drainage AND sump pump system work together to protect your entire home from water damage.