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Sump pump drainage

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by site, Jul 12, 2001.

  1. site

    site LawnSite Member
    Messages: 168

    I'm looking at a job in an old neighborhood that is in a low area. They have a sump pump, and it runs several times a day every day even in the summer. They want to hide (Bury) the line where it comes out of the house. The problem is there is nowhere to take it to daylight, and if we did a dry well it would really be a wet well. Especially during wet times. It's a catch 22. Any ideas?
  2. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Messages: 1,578

    could this line possibly freeze in spring or fall? Is there any way you could incorporate a dry stream bed , with plants etc. into the landscape with the line running into the start of it... might work into a complete landspape for you.
  3. smithsonmi

    smithsonmi LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    A dry well is usually a good solution, but if the ground is so wet that it will fill and be useless, than a backup needs to be made. If there is no way to run a line out anywhere with a pop-up etc because everything is uphill, you could install another pump to get it to higher ground and discharge but that will not work in frozen climates.

    Annoying that the sump discharge is at a low spot on the property.

    Beware if they discharge their water softner into their sump, the brine water could kill plants.

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