Will build a front porch soon. We have a finished basement and I would
like to add a drain to daylight to protect our finished basement from
pump failure. The property drops off rapidly in front so a drain to
daylight would be straight forward. I will talk to the local building
inspector but would like to hear from you, is such a drain generally
Thank you for any help.
If there is a municipal storm/sanitary sewer system, they may insist
that it be tied in. He's the only one who could tell you.
In any event, you'll want a P-Trap below the drain and, if it goes
to daylight, a screen to keep critters out.
I assume you mean the perimeter drainage pipe not a sanitary drain. If so
than drain to daylight is the preferred way to do it. In my area you cannot
tie perimeter drainage, gutters, or sump pump discharge lines, into the
sanitary sewer system. You must put in a barrier to critters, if you use a
trap put it below the frost line so it won't freeze.
Thank you, that is what I want to do, I want to run a drain pipe from
the sump pump pit to daylight so that I no longer need to rely on the
sump pumps to protect the basement from flooding. Will run this past the
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