am about to finalize my house offer "foreclosure" and found that the sump pit has about 12 inches of water. I checked my neighbors sump pits- no one has even a hint of moisture. Obviously no one has a sump pump. The inspector tells me to put a sump pump- what I am confused is where is the water coming form! He did not have any answer. He and the realtor tell me to fix it after I close on the house and that it may be a problem with a sprinkler of HOA(this is a cottage home in Colorado). Please advise..should I take a chance or am I looking at potential problem. An early response will be appreciated as I have only 3 days to object inspection. Thank you, Lonebuyer.
As I read on Tucson air conditioning site, the base of the pit can be a seamless continuation of the liner sides, or it can be a separate material. In some applications the base is made of gravel to allow the water to be partially absorbed into the soil beneath the pit. If gravel is used, it will be critical that none of it is allowed to enter the pump impellers.