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Thanks guys!!! And my sister and brother-in-law live in Apple Valley less than 2 miles from me. And in their nearly 20 years living in their house their sump pump has never turned on.

You might want to check where all of your downspouts are discharging to, and also check your gutters for any obstructions. If you are getting a lot of water into your drain tile system, it’s discharging too close to your foundation.

Not necessarily…

 

The downspouts only discharge water from the roof.  Rain (and irrigation) falls on the whole yard.  There are also properties with high water tables (like mine), and even underground flow.  There are parts of my back yard, if I dig down less than 1 foot, water will fill the hole.  I spent a lot of money to install drain tile in the back yard to move underground water away.