After taking a financial hit of sump pump installation costs to keep standing water out of your basement, you’re probably not looking forward to an additional expense on top of it, but you can’t ignore the question of how to keep that pump going when the power in your city is off because of bad weather and flooding. As covers in detail, not only will the foundation of your house benefit from having a water powered sump pump back up power generation system, some models of backup generators will also provide enough power to keep the lights on in your home. While it is true that you might only use a backup generator like this a few times a year, imagine the difference in having power on those days and nights compared to not having it at all. It’s one thing to have to light candles to have minimal lighting your home but knowing that you are removing water in your basement to avoid damaging your foundation will help you sleep much better at night.