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Hello! So I am about to begin installation of a sump pump in my crawl space. ugh!!! lol I have a split level home built in the 70s. There is no sump pump installed in the house. I have owned the home for about 7 years, during this time, the lower level / crawl space has gotten wet a couple times. This has only happened when it rains for like a week straight. From what I am told is that there is a spring running between mine and the neighbors house. I assume when the water table rises, that's when I get the water? I have actually seen water coming in the crawl space at the base of the floor and wall. That is the location I was planning to put in the pit. That location is the back wall of the crawl space, almost mid wall. I assume there is no drain tile along the inside wall? because there was never a pump installed? Is the middle of the wall an ok place to put the pit? After I dig the hole, can I put a hole in the wall, near the footer, for a pipe to drain any water that comes into the block? Or should I just basically install the pit like a seepage pit? I plan to run the pipe from the pit to a down spout. This spout runs water off the roof into a pipe that runs out to the road. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!