Sump Pump discharge flooding yard

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Old 03-14-08, 10:12 AM
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Sump Pump discharge flooding yard

I have a sump pump that discharges about 40 feet away from my house, which is fine. The problem is the area in and around the discharge is constantly puddling/swampy/etc.

Any ideas of how to fix? I'm considering extending the discharge pipe further out into a dry well or french drain of some sort.
 
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Old 03-14-08, 11:39 AM
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I would up extending mine all the way to the street so it could drop into the storm drains. I did check with my town first, and they said it was ok. All the neighbors around me do the same.

It depends where you live, and how close the storm drain is to your house. Icing in the winter would be a problem unless the run to the drain is very short.
 
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Old 03-14-08, 11:49 AM
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That's not option since it's in the backyard. My backyard runs directly up to the backyard of the houses behind us.
 
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What about rerouting the discharge pipe so it goes the other way. A dry well will fill up during heavy melt and rain, and you'll be in the same boat.

Just my two cents.

One more thing.....if you are directing your pipe in the general direction of your neighbor, and the flooding extends into his property, he may have a legitimate gripe.
 
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Thank God I live in Florida. We don't have basements since it is too wet.
 
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Old 03-14-08, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Vey View Post
Thank God I live in Florida. We don't have basements since it is too wet.
So where do you put all your junk?

There is only so much you can do with water. Our yard is a lake right now with all this snow melting. You can try to divert it around to the front, get ready to dig!
 
 

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