It's one of those days that I wish I live in an apartment or condo. Our basement flooded. We thought at first that our sump pump was not working. How could it be when the sump pump was just 2 years old? Anyway, it took us about half an hour to propped open the sump pump cover (which is actually a radon cover, so, it was sealed very well) to found out that the sump pump was fine. We looked closer and found some septic waste materials (yuck!). After almost 4 hours and about 135 dollars later, we found out that our main drain was clogged by roots of the trees in our yard.
I can't blame the trees. They are here first!