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handy man88 05-29-2008 03:38 PM

Corrugated Pipe Depth
 
I'm planning on installing 4" corrugated pipe to route water from the sump discharge pipe. How deep does this corrugated pipe need to be buried? I would think it does not matter, as long as the pitch away from the outlet is sufficient to route water away.

Mike Swearingen 05-29-2008 08:25 PM

You're right.
The key to any underground drain pipe is to also put it in a fabric sleeve made for the purpose to prevent it from eventually filling and clogging with dirt.
You also might consider ending the drain tile into a dry sump, such as a buried barrel filled with (broken) cinder blocks and bricks and covered with ground fabric for the same purpose.
Good luck!
Mike


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