My wife and I are looking at a newly built house with a sump pump in the basement. Our question is how normal is it to have water in the pit. Its the end of may we have had about a inch of rain in the last month the ground is flat. The builder said he just likes to put them in. He also said something about running sleeves from the outside tiles under the footings to the inside tiles which go to the sump pump. Thanks for any replies.