My builder put in a sump pump pit per code, I assume, and both the builder and my contractor say that I do not need a sump pump cause my pit should never overflow because I have a walk out basement. The pit currently has standing water in it at the top level of the 3 drain tile pipes in the pit.
I recently used a submersible pump to pump the water out of the pit to see what would happen. Well, the water took 40 minutes to come out of the pit and then when I turned off the pump, the water would fill back up within 3 to 4 minutes back to the pipe level. However, it was not coming in from the pipes but from around the bottom of the pipes. The water level before now has always been steady right at the top of the pipes even with the spring thaw and the rain we have got over the 5 months of building until now.
I have a few questions:
- Should I install a pump to make sure I never have an issue?
- Should I be worried of how the water is coming in around the pipes and not through the pipes?
- Is there anything else I should to check and make sure the builder installed everything correctly so I can get it fixed now?