Not sure who thought of the idea of leaving a large open crock in the basement of a structure, running footer tile into it and then installing a pump into the crock to pump water out of the structure. That said, these pumps can be found in the majority of basements and are known to fail. Either the pump itself burns out from overuse or age, the power goes out, or too much water gains entry and the pump cannot keep up. This can especially be bad if the affected area is finished or has a lot of personal property stored in the affected areas. SERVPRO of Barberton/Norton is here to assist with mitigation, reconstruction and contents services to make it “Like it never even happened."