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Old 01-03-2016, 09:37 AM   #1
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Sump pump in crawl spae


I live in NC. I had trouble with moisture in crawl space, and have since installed a sump pump. The discharge is through the block wall at ground level. Since there is a swale between my neighbor's house and mine, the ground is very soggy. I would like to change the discharge so the water goes into the down pipe under the kitchen sink. A simple T joint and rerouting of pipes looks like the solution. Does this sound like a reasonable solution?
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You can't tie ground water into your municipal sewer at my location, I don't know about nc.

Best to call your local municipality to make sure, if thats what you plan on doing.
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Bad idea if on septic, usually illegal on city sewer. How about piping it away from house into a large drywell or to where it will naturally drain away from house.
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Where does the swale go to?

A swale is intended to receive and collect water.

While a sump pump can have an underground pipe to a dry well, freezing of the pipe in winter can be a problem.
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In our locale it has to be piped to a dry well, surface or to a storm drain. I can not be pumped into the sanitary sewer. You will need to check with your local authorities. If you are in a septic tank it's it a quick and sure fire way to destroy your septic system.
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