A Unique Sump Pump Drain Solution

By Robert Robillard on Home Maintenance

Sump Pump Drain Solution

A client of mine has a house with no gutters. The problem with not having gutters is that all of the roof run off drains against the houses foundation walls and usually finds it’s way back into the house.  Exterior drainage for a sump pump was an issue and we needed to come up with a A Unique Sump Pump Drain Solution.

When building this house the builder installed two French Drains around the perimeter of this house. One drain [shallow depth] was installed on the outside perimeter to carry the roof run off and drain it away from the house.

A Unique Sump Pump Drain Solution

The other was installed under the basement floor and at the foundation wall footing. This pipes job was to deal with ground water.

Splash Block Prevents Grass Blockage

Once we were able to locate the outlet we exposed it and created a splash block to prevent the grass from over taking it again and also remind the landscaper not to run it over with his mower.

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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