Sealed sump pump question
We have a sealed sump pump in the basement, no floating lid, everything is caulked shut. The basement flooded this weekend through the basement door (exterior walk-up) after leaves blocked the drain at the bottom of the stairs. All the water flowed to the corner where the sump pump is, but being sealed, there is no where for the water to go. Is this normal?
Do I need to install a second pump to protect the basement, replace the one that is there with something else, or can I just drill some holes in the lid that is there?
This area of the basement is unfinished and will stay that way as it is a workshop area. It just seems odd to me that there is no drain to take water out of the basement.