Most of us relate price of a product with its quality. Actually we should be focussing on the things that make a product expensive and whether the features coming at a higher price make it more effective. Well, as far as my experience with sump pump tells me, spending a few extra bucks on a sump pump will surely get a better and effective solution to the water accumulation problem in your basement. Let me tell you why.
Low price-Compromise on quality of components
When you opt for a low budget sump pump, you are actually getting components that do not qualify on the quality parameter. To lessen the price the manufacturer may have given substandard pipes resulting in frequent crack, the pump may burn out after a few days or may not be able to bear the long duration of flushing. Other moving components like impellers may also get jammed. So it is good to spend more on a quality product.
A cheap sump pump may come with crucial but poor quality components like joints, fillers or filters. Such a compromise will make the whole installation process difficult. You have to get some components out the box to fill-up the missing or poor quality components. Such patching up of a sump pump will pose the incompatibility issues while installing. To know more about the product before buying it, I recommend
Failure lead to hardships
A low-quality sump pump will fail without any announcement or alert. If your home is in a zone which is prone to frequent thunderstorms or rain, then an unreliable sump pump will result in frequent blockages of the basin and its overflow. It will be a highly difficult situation as you will need to replace the sump pump in a very short duration. You also have to face the extra burden of cleaning the basement by some other traditional method of pumping out water.
Ruins flooring and furniture
Moisture or accumulated water in the basement because of unreliable sump pump will harm your flooring as well as the furniture along with a load of other things that you have kept in the basement for storage. To make sure you will not have that problem, my advice is to do what I did: read some sump pump reviews.
So, due to these disadvantages of using a low investment sump pump of unreliable quality, I would highly recommend a good quality basement waterproofing system. A quality sump pump generates trust and you can relax in any kind of weather your home may face. An initial high investment is better than the harassment you might face later.