These are often seen installed in older homes as it used to be known as one of the best ways to waterproof a basement. If moisture got in, it could drain out through the ground. Unfortunately, many of these drains have pipes that are made from clay which have since disintegrated in the soil. Additionally, these pipes are known for being prone to clogging. If seepage gets inside and tries to get out through this low-lying area, it may start to back up and back into the home.
To take care of the problem, St. Louis Basement Pros recommends installing a newer and more effective waterproofing device that can pump water out and away from the home. These can be installed in the lowest-lying area of the basement in a pit. Drainage pipes will be connected to the basin, and once it reaches a certain level, it will be sent out and away from the home to a safe distance away where it won't easily be able to get back inside again.
We strictly install products from SafeBasements™, one of the leading waterproofing manufacturers in the business, so you know you are getting a quality products from us. Additionally, we can install a back-up sump that can be activated in case the main pump fails, or if the power goes out.