Sump Drainage

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Old 05-27-02, 08:20 PM
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Question Sump Drainage

We bought a spec home two years ago. We have the standard sump pump in the basement. We have experienced an amazing amount of rain in KS this spring. My sump pump is working over time pumping the water. The drain is on the side of the house and basically drops at the end of the concrete drain guide. I have a marsh on the side of my house. I would like to divert the water underground, but I'm not sure I should go this route. Any suggestions on getting rid of the water?
 
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Old 05-27-02, 08:51 PM
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jml8582,
During heavy rains, as long as the pump keeps working you're in good shape. The problem develops if the power should go off.

Diverting/pumping the water further from the house would be nice, however, the line could freeze up during winter months which is another problem.
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Old 05-28-02, 08:48 PM
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Could I divert the water into some type of French drain and disconnect the line in the winter and have it dump into the current drain guide?

Not too worried about the basement because it isn't finished, yet. When we do, we will install a back-up battery. It is a popular product in KS.
 
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Old 05-29-02, 04:33 AM
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That sounds like a very workable solution.
Diverting the heavy rains' water further away, and moving it back to the 'winter' drain.
good luck,
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