There are advantages and disadvantages if you are going to live in an old house or if you are planning to buy a house as the price would not be that too high and you could also ask for a bigger discount when you pay this one in cash. Of course, you need to know the place as well whether you could put things there or not especially the different rooms like having the heating system or the air conditioner as you don’t want to ruin or destroy the things there. It is natural that you have to think about the sump pump installation because most of the old houses don’t have the proper ventilation to get rid of the moist inside and you don’t want this one to be the cause of the problems in the future especially during the rainy days and months. There will be lots of options for you to consider and if you think that those other things and stuff won’t solve this problem with the basement then you could try to have the sump pump in order to manage the problem down there.
The first thing that you need to do is to make sure of the place by checking it and this is the best time for you to assess the things there including the possible damage of the previous rain and the solution that you can think of now. Remember that this is not the problem of the basement but this could be the trouble of the terrible water drainage outside the house or there could be some poor ways of installing it before. Before you do any actions here, you need to make sure that there is nothing wrong except the water inside the basement or else you would face so much in the future. You need to carefully inspect the outside part like the gutters as this could be the reason why the water was stuck there and can’t move freely due to the debris or things that are not letting the water to flow properly.
Don’t forget to check the foundation as well of the house as it could ruin and give you so much headache especially when you are not knowledgeable when it comes to this matter. You may check the history of the house as well as you need to know the foundation if this one is made from stone or gravel or the other materials so that you could easily get the right answer on what to install. If this house was built long time ago then that could be made from something that you are not so sure of and the only way to know is by breaking and getting some samples to check and it would be very helpful for you as you have the chance to get to know if whether you are going to replace the flooring or not. You may consult someone who is an expert to this and even with the sump pump so that they could outline.