My basement has always had major flooding problems due to a design flaw, the lack of a floor drain, and a sump pump that wasn't low enough to automatically pump unless there was a lot water. As a birthday and Christmas present my mother had plumbers come to rework the basement so I could store my canned food there. My grandma and uncle bought me the shelves to complete the project.
This is the sump pump. They had to jackhammer down through rock to get it lower. It's now in a drywall bucket encased in cement. You can kind of see where they took a cement saw and made channels from the other two corners of the basement so the water would flow to the pump. The floor has to incline whatsoever, so any water on the other side of the floor would always just stand there and make the basement moldy. The plumbers also hooked the pump up to the waste water line so the water in the basement will now go out with the water from my washing machine.
I spent several hours on Christmas Day organizing all of the jars, finally getting them out of the office floor and kitchen cabinets. Yay for cabinet space!