A booster pump is simply a device that will increase the pressure of an existing liquid. They can be used with most gases or liquids, but the building details will differ depending on the liquid. Booster pumps will also differ in size depending on their intended use.
If your home uses a well water system to pump for the sole purpose of pumping up your basement, you will need a larger pump than what you would use for your well water fixtures. A well water pump should not be placed near any structure that is also a water pressure source. Also, make sure not to put a booster pump next to a gas well since this will cause the pressure to decrease. A gas well is generally only placed one to two feet from any structure that supplies water pressure. It is advised that your booster pump be placed away from any structures that can cause the flow of pressure to change from its intended path.