I just bought my first house, but I can't seem to understand how the sump worked. I'd like to make sure it's hooked up and ready to go should the basement ever flood.
When I first walked in, the pump was disconnected and raised off the floor. Next to it, was a piece of wood (badly) glued to the concrete floor. When I pulled that off, there was an 8" deep round hole, and at the bottom, a square tile sitting in dirt.
Looking around the sump's location, there's no power outlet within reach (though a 6" extension cord will let me plug it into the furnace's outlet), and more importantly, nowhere obvious to put the drain hose.
I pried the cover off and put the pump in the hole, for what that's worth.
Can anyone make sense of this setup? Hopefully I'm going in the right direction.
As far as other basement stuff goes, the realtor says the radon system and (maybe) the well pump are both new.