The thread about sump pumps reminded me.
I live in a row of 8 townhouses. I'm at one end. Every house has a
sump pump, in part because Baltimore County law requires them now for
basements below grade.
I'm sure that sometimes water comes out of the pump in the house next
to mine, but how much, and only from the front of the house or the
How would rain falling behind the house get to the sump pump for
people who live NOT at the ends of the building but in the middle.
Would they really run the 4" pipe all the way from the back of the
house to the sump at the front underneath the foundation and the
basement floor the whole way?
Details if necessary:
My pump is at the front right corner of my house, and the right side
of my house is the end of the building. I have two 4" corrugated
perforated inputs, one pointing forwards and to the left, the other
pointing to the right and backwards.
I guess the first one goes in front of my house, where most of the
land is covered by the front stoop and a paved are for barbecue
grills, lawnmowers and garbage cans. It sticks out about 6 feet.
All of the houses have that, so any rain that gets in that way has to
be from the 18" section with no stoop and no pavement where there is
grass and the input for the oil tank is. I guess my pipe only goes
the width of my house.
The second pipe which I think goes along the side and back of my house
gets much more water, not surprisingly, but does it only run the width
of my house, or does it run behind the three other houses on my half
of the building with 8 houses.