A sump pump in your basement is a requirement if you are facing water intrusion issues. It can save your home from damage. If you want to make use of that basement space for living, then of course you must keep it dry.
Sump pumps usually last for many years and give very little trouble, when put in right and well kept up. But a pump malfunction can really allow some damage by water intrusion. It pays to maintain the system, keeping the pump are well cleared of debris.
In the case of a sump pump failure, you may consider replacing the pump yourself. That’s not too hard a job. Just be careful with electrical safety and make sure you test to be sure it’s working well.
On the other hand, a complete setup of a sump pump means some serious plumbing and drainage work. Make sure you’re up to that, or call a pro to get your set up.
Be wary about floor and wall damage when dealing with basement water problems. That’s another area where your plumbing contractor can be worth the price.
You home is worth protecting from water damage. For a system that can really save the day in a serious situation, call your plumbing contractor for a professional sump pump installation.