I need some advice. I recently purchased a new home, 1/2 way thru the build, foundation and framing was done. It was my 1st time and had no clue about water tables or wet lands. I live in the Northeast, CT to be exact.
Last winter our sump went off about every 15 mins. Our builder told us it would do that due to a ponding affect under our foundation, it was a new foundation, our yard wasn't graded at that point and that it would eventually stop. Well it did stop, about 2 months into spring. About a month ago I noticed that the water in the sump bin was raising to where it was last winter and now the pump is going again, about once an hour. The builder came by and raised the pump by stacking bricks under it, 3 stacks high. The water now sits about 1/2in under the drainage pipes leading to the bin. The builder told me I could possible raise the pump another brick but what concerns me about that is the water backing up into the drainage pipe under the floor and only going off as my basement floods.
My guess is that they built the foundation too close to the watertable or they went too deep with the sump bin and now i'm just pumping out a river.
I created a dry well last fall - 24 feet away from the house 4ft by 3ft by 4ft deep, filled it with trap rock and i'm sure thats just going to be overwelmed with water and prob just find its way back to my house.
Does anyone know of anything I can do or ask the builder to do to alleviate the high water table problem?