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My sump pit has water leaking into it, coming through the plastic wall. I circled the portion that has water coming through it in the picture below. I just noticed it's pumping water every few minutes but this is after we had a lot of rain. Is that normal?

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    It's hard to say if this is normal or not. Is the water constantly flowing and thus the pump is constantly on? Or is this happening after a rain storm? Water is supposed to flow into the sump hole and be pumped out - that's normal behavior. But if it never stops flowing and the pump is constantly running then maybe there is a broken water pipe somewhere? – ssaltman Dec 16 '15 at 20:11
  • I just noticed it after we had a lot of rain. I'm going to wait and see if it stops after a while. – Programmer Dec 16 '15 at 21:17
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looks like you have a hole in your pit liner. but its doing its job its still removing water from under the foundation as it should. however i advise you to call a reputable drain inspection service to do a video inspection of the footing drain those are the two pipes you see entering the pit. if water is leaking into the pit from a hole in the plastic liner it should also be coming into it from the two pipes that enter the pit.

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This is completely normal and doing what it's supposed to: collect and discharge the water under your house. I'd say my sump runs about once every 3~6 hours, regardless. And as much as every half an hour or more during a good rain.

Obviously if you suspect foul play you should call the professionals at 1-800 GHOSTBUSTERS.

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