Originally Posted by Ron6519
What type of piping is the sump pump attached to? How large is the pipe?
Don't you see fasteners on the deck boards? If not there might be hidden fasteners securing the boards. You should see some evidence between the boards.
How far underground is the pipe?
Thanks for the reply.
I was able to get 2 of the boards up. They are very long and actually tuck under a second level to the deck. So I removed the nails and put a piece of wood underneath them to prop them up. This gave me a bit of access to the pipe. It's in a corner and very hard to reach or even see.
The pvc pipe coming out of the house seems to be going into a bigger pipe but not all the water is going into the pipe. The pipe in the ground has a bigger opening and seems like it is made out of metal.
The way they built the deck around this pipe was really bad. They have a support beam going right in front of the pipe so it's difficult to see anything.
I have someone coming over tonight to help me figure it out.
Thanks again for your reply.