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- West Michigan
So we bought a new build in June and we have a sump pump. The inlet pipes of the drain tile are 10” from top of basement slab to top of drain tile pipe. My question is, should I allow the tile pipes to fill before pumping or try to keep water below the inlets? If I go below the inlets it runs quite often right now as we are in a pretty wet area with a lot of clay and slow drainage and the pump float travel is not very much before activating the pump. Any advice would be appreciated as we are new to having a home with a sump pump.