Do I have to have a sump pump if I seal my crawlspace?

The answer may be no. If there is no history of major water intrusion in your crawlspace, why would you pay hundreds of extra dollars for a sum pump. All you are doing is adding another mechanical system plus electrical to  solve a problem you don’t have. The truth is that almost all crawlspace will have a drian on the low end. This is called a positive drain. The sealed crawlspace can connect to this existing drain. Any water under the barrier will still flow into the existing drain. Any water that may enter the sealed crawlspace from a plumbing leak will also go into the drain.

We at RCS take pride in working with our customers to provide honest and cost effective solutions.

About Ben

Owner of the company. I have been in the indoor air quality business for more than 22 years. I have pretty much seen it all. I have worked small jobs for $200.00 with just myself to jobs over $1,000,000.00 with crews of 80 or more men.

Ben has written 16 awesome articles for us at Sealed Crawlspaces – Serving NC from Raleigh, NC

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