My question is about basement/foundation function and the relationship to sump pumps and water. If a sump pump is supposed to pump water from below the slab out to the surface and loses power, what will generally happen with the water?
In my instance, I have poured concrete foundation walls, concrete slab, and foundation walls are painted with sealer type primer/paint. When we lost power the carpet pad got soaked. Some of that came from the water breaching the sump pit. But on the opposite side of the basement the carpet still got wet. Is it likely that water enter between the slab/foundation wall joint all around at the same time the sump pit is filling up?