It hasn't rained for forty days and forty nights, but darn close.
Our pump has tiles coming to it from three locations under the basement floor. They drain into the sump hole and when the float pushes up against the switch, the pump turns on and the water is siphoned it of the hole, up the pipe and across the lawn to a spot where the water drains away.
We do have a car battery powered backup system. Yes. We do. It's located in the basement, in the tanning room, on the shelf. You know, in case the power goes out. Potentially filling our basement with water.
This is where we look at each other.
No. It's not in use.
But, we have one.
Full - Trp Switch - Pumps Out
To Outside - Away from House
The pipe used to lay across the yard, but then we covered it with dirt. It gew over with grass. The end is covered so when it's spring and the weather spends days alternating rain and snow, it doesn't plug up and make the basement flood.