Real Estate Investing Tip – SUMP PUMPS – Always check basements to make sure they stay dry all year round. A sump pump may be needed to help keep water away from the foundation and keep that basement dry. If you find water in a basement, determine what caused the water. often foreclosed properties turn off the power and the sump pump does not run and water enters the basement. Live your life in the moment with no regrets. Believe and Achieve! – Joe Jurek.