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Old 05-20-2015, 09:10 AM   #1
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Redirect sump pump

I am buying a home where the sump pump water is pumped to the backyard onto patio stones which meet the back of house. I am going to ask the sellers to redirect water somewhere else rather then on patio stones. Any suggestions to minimum distances away from house structure or where I should request water be pumped to?

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Old 05-20-2015, 11:32 AM   #2
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Could you please post a picture of the discharge area in question so we can give you better advice. Thanks.

When redirecting discharge, make sure it's a few feet away from foundation and slopes away.

Others will be along with more advice/suggestions.
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Old 05-20-2015, 12:25 PM   #3
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If it is possible, and allowed by local codes, sump pump discharge should go to the storm drain system on the street. If that is not possible, the water needs to be pumped far enough away from the house so it drains away from the house. Sump drainage normally cannot be directed into the sanitary sewer system
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