we have been having problems with out sump pump so we called in the plumber...
turns out there is a huge in the side (miss drill of the inlet pipes) and a hole in the bottom. it was recommended the get the pit replaced. the plumber has jack hammered up the portion of the floor and removed the old pit. he then went ahead and drilled holes in the new pit even though there are inlet pipes that fed into the sump pit. i believe he was intending to have the inlet pipes not connected to the pit then fill gravel around the pit. would i be wrong to request him NOT to drill holes in the pit (aside for the inlet pipes)?
also, there is an inlet pipe that is very close to the bottom of the pit. from the pit bottom to the bottom of the pipe is around 8 inches. the pump will not activate until the water level is well above this inlet pipe, i would estimate 12 inches above the inlet pipe. this leads me to believe the pipe is water logged and there is water sitting in the weeping tile around the foundation (correct?).
we requested a bigger pit but the plumber brought in the exact same pit as the one he just removed. should we be looking at a bigger pit (either deeper or in diameter) so it can hold more water with the pump activating before the inlet pipe is submerged?
hopefully the post makes sense and i provided enough details. i appreciated any help, i have found lots of good information already on this forum (hopefully my post reflects that).