Sump Pump Drainage Solutions
Sump Pump Drainage — Solution One
- Dig a trench 10 inches wide by 10 inches deep.
- Line the trench with landscape fabric, leaving some
excess on the sides.
- Insert the end of the sump pump line into a 4” perforated PVC drainage.
- Lay 4″ perforated drainage pipe along the entire length
of the trench. The holes in the drainage pipe must be pointing down towards the gravel in order to collect water.
- Fill the trench with gravel on top of the installed drainage pipe. The trench should be completely filled leaving 1″ on
top for sod. Connect a water pop up to the pipe, this
should be above ground to disperse water. When com- pleted, add grass seed or sod on top of the gravel.
Sump Pump Drainage — Solution Two
- Dig a hole approximately 2 feet deep install a storm tank to collect the water from the sump pump, attach the sump pump drainage pip to the storm tank.
- Attach a water pop up to the tank. This tank will fill and disperse water a little at a time and should help eliminate the standing water problem.
- Cover with dirt and grass seed or sod.