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Old 04-06-2017, 09:00 AM   #1
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New house the sump pump is piped separately to the outside coming out behind the hose cart and then into the ground about 12" deep and runs to the right along the back of the house and outlets several inches below the ground before it gets to the fence which has created a small wet hole. Previous owner had piled rocks and concrete pieces over the outlet.. I had planned to add dirt along that back wall to get a positive slope away from the house. What's the best remedy for an outlet? a pop up of some type No other drain lines in that area. My other option would be to tie it into the laundry/ bathroom drain in the lower level.Name:  House 5.jpg
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Old 04-06-2017, 09:06 AM   #2
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Follow the grade and drain it either on top of the soil (outside the fence line and away from the home) or dig a dry pit and dump it in there.
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A pop up will stick and fail at some point.
Most areas it's against code to discharge into the sewer line.
Dig a deep pit where the line ends and fill in with #57 stone within 6" of the surface, finish with a piece of landscape cloth then topsoil.
The cloth helps to keep the topsoil from leaching into the stone.
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Ok. that sounds like the best option though several big tree roots are in the same area..
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If you are in a frost-prone area, make sure you provide a continuous slope so the line is self-draining. Mine drains into the tree-line and I just put a leftover patio paver at the outlet to prevent any erosion and have never had a problem, but we have very porous soil. You could also put a small piece of scrap 1/4" screening over the end with a host clamp to keep out curious critters.

Whether it is allowed or not, I think draining your sump into a sewage or septic system is a bad idea.
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