This basement is flooded. At the bottom of the steps of the basement there is a lot of water to be addressed.
There is mold around the drain system. This original draining system does not suck up the water like our sump pumps do. Instead, the are on a slope, in which the water simply drops into the drain.
As you can see the drain itself is no longer any good. it has rusted and flooded. It no longer can drain and get rid of the water.
Here's a better look of the drain, with the moldy floor.
A home owner who lives in Newark, DE wanted her basement finished. But, before that could happen we had to get rid of some of the problems she was having with her basement.