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To Garlic Girl: If you areTo Garlic Girl: If you are regularly getting standing water in the basement, damage may be occurring to your foundation. Sump pumps are a great after the problem fix, but if there is any way to prevent it in the first place you will be much better off. Also, moisture in a closed space equals mold, and that is not healthy for people as well as bad for food storage. Hope I didn't depress you, but if you can you should find a way to keep the water out. Good Luck

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