A sump is an area designed to attract and hold drainage water. They are created to provide an area of drainage, and can be necessary in areas like crawl spaces, basements or yards. Drainage may occur naturally, but these pumps may be necessary for things like trapped water in the yard, crawl space, or basement. In some cases, when a sump is needed in a basement for example, the pooled water in the basement may be pumped out of the basement by a sump pump when necessary. They can be used for many things, including holding waste water. But for most homeowners, however, they are necessary to keep water from gathering in the basement where it can cause interior and structural damage. In addition to the creation, often a basin at the lowest point, a pump is needed to physically remove the water from the sump itself. Raleigh Waterproofing can help you determine the need for a station, create a station should it be necessary, and assist you in the maintenance of your station. If you are in need of this service contact a local waterproofing company.