Last June I moved into a new house that had a small sump pit in the basement. I never saw a drop of water in it until about two weeks ago when it suddenly became constantly full and the sump pump started running every 3-5 minutes. The days before featured a significant amount of rain and a winter's worth of snow had melted throughout my back yard. Concerned that the small pump and small pit weren't adequate I had a basement company upgrade the pit, and even out in a full interior drain system running towards a new 3/4 hp pump.
Even now, the new pump is running every 3-5 minutes.
Is it conceivable that the ground is still just ridiculously saturated from melting snow and occasional rain? Or did a river just magically appear under my house? I just find it on that I went from no water in the pit to a constantly running pump!
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