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The Importance of Sump Pumps in Homes

The Importance of Sump Pumps in Homes
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No homeowner wants to discover water in their basement or crawl space. While a little water is something to keep an eye on, it doesn’t necessarily indicate a significant problem. However, when there is a consistent presence of moisture or standing water in your basement or crawl space, it needs to be addressed promptly. If you wait to address excess water invading your home, you may face more significant damage and costly repairs. Thankfully, there is a trusted solution with a relatively quick and easy installation process: a sump pump. Below we explore the importance of sump pumps in homes.

Lower Humidity

When water is consistently present in your basement or crawl space, it will increase the overall humidity inside your home. Elevated humidity invites the development of mold. Mold spores can work their way into the air inside your home, posing a health risk. Installing a sump pump can help ensure your home’s humidity levels remain controlled, preventing this health hazard from developing.

Prevent Flooding

Your home may be susceptible to flooding after heavy rain storms if you live on a slope or in a low-lying area. However, a sump pump installed in your basement or crawl space can help prevent water intrusion. It will automatically turn on and remove the water before it can cause water damage to your home and your belongings.

Protect Your Belongings

Homeowners want to do everything they can to protect their belongings. Unfortunately, water entering your basement can cause irreversible damage to important possessions. You can prevent mold growth and water damage when you install a sump pump.

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Sump pumps are a smart investment, particularly if your home is susceptible to flooding. Keep your home and belongings safe and protected from water damage by installing a sump pump in your basement or crawl space. Contact Virginia Foundation Solutions today to see if a sump pump is right for you!

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Quality materials and workmanship. Matt answered all our questions, even after hours, and Miguel and his crew were efficient and resolved all issues immediately. A very satisfied customer.


Professional and courteous at all time. Crew was on site for 4 days in terrible weather and never missed a beat. Kept us informed, did what they planned and kept the areas near and clean. A really great crew.

Hal Luebke

VFS crew did a wonderful job. They worked effectively together to complete our project. They used care in making sure our lawn was not ruined and they cleaned up their work area when completed.

Mary Routten

Work was completed as promised. Purple crew was prompt, professional, and considerate of our home. Zero complaints

S House

I highly recommend this company. They had the best price, quality work and it was completed on time, which is rare these days. It’s not easy so I commend the crew on their hard work!

Donald Marx

Everything looks GREAT and the finished crawlspace was better than we expected. The RED crew did a great job and left the entire worksite cleaner than it was when they arrived.

Mike Shaffer

We recently used VFS to install an interior french drain and sump pump in our finished lower level. The "purple crew" was assigned to our job and they were fabulous!!! They were timely, neat, respectful and hardworking. We are very happy with the job they did.

Howard Bloom

The yellow crew (Willy, Marco, Oscar, and Patrick) were VERY professional and hard working. They kept us informed every step of the way. The clean up at end of the workday was exceptional. The best part is my foundation is fixed and our crawlspace is the cleanest crawlspace I have ever seen.

Scott Withdrew

The workers were very professional, experienced and knowledgeable. They left the crawlspace with reinforced support beams. A supervisor checked their work in the afternoon.

Rick Ruscak

VFS did a great job on our house’s foundation in double quick time and when they left our yard was cleaner and tidier than it was when they came! Thank you all. The masonry team also did a wonderful job. The damaged brickwork looks as good as new. Well done!

Alan Stephenson

Newport News


We loved working with this company. All of the workers were friendly and helpful. They were very particular about their work and showed professionalism and organization. They did a great job; we are so thankful for their help.

Daphne Jonas



Professional and kind staff, started on time, finished on time, good clean up, and next best bid was 40% higher using same materials. Highly recommend!

Ron Bianchi



VFS was on time, clean, polite and thorough with good workmanship.

Lois Horton

Newport News


Great customer service. Fantastic work under the house along with follow through to ensure everything was complete. Our Moisture and Termite inspector said it was the best "under house" inspection he'd done!

Larry Bianchi

Virginia Beach