Sump Pump Discharge
Where does your sump pump take the water when it pumps it out of your basement? Does it come out of a pipe in your yard and spill all over the grass? Is it hooked up to the city sewer? Do you not even know the answer to this question? An improperly installed sump discharge line is somewhat common and can even be dangerous to your home in some cases, and even a correctly installed pipe can be ugly and inconvenient. Whatever the case, we can help!
Having a sump pump hooked up to the city sewer is illegal in many areas (the addition of groundwater into the sanitary sewer system during a storm can easily overwhelm the water treatment facilities), so a sump pump must discharge outside your house. There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to this because it depends on the slope of the yard and the home’s specific landscaping, but the main goal is to take the purged water away from your house to a spot where it won’t return to your basement.
When you choose Universal Plumbing & Sewer to install or replace a sump pump discharge system, we take care to ensure everything is right, including the size, length, and slope of the discharge line. We take into account the cold Michigan winters as well to keep the line from freezing. Ultimately, we’ll work with you to help you determine the best option for your property, and we’ll work with your existing landscaping features, even if you choose to install a below-grade (underground) system. Call us at 586-459-0040 to find out more!