I purchased a house in November of last year during some pretty wet months, now through the winter and spring i've noticed the sump pump never stops, usually around 5-10 minute cycle times. I've researched through the search engine hear about high water tables, which must be my problem. I have extensions on my evetroughs, and the yard could use some grading, but during dry spells of up to 7 days, the water is as constant as it is during a couple of wet days. A couple of things i've looked at so far
-as stated extensions for evetroughs clear the yard over 15 feet
-tried extending float on pump but running water over weeping tile inlet into sump pit worries me.
-also as stated the yard in some spots does flow towards house, but would this still be my problem during dry spells ?
-Have noticed now (wish i would have before purchasing) that both houses on either side of me sit higher
If anyone would have an idea or suggestion to help, it would be greatly appreciated.