If your sump pump is working overtime, it’s time to call Diversified Drainage. We can re-route your excess water, giving you permanent peace of mind even on the rainiest of days.

How does it work?IMG_0192

Diversified Drainage will evaluate your sump pump drainage options, and determine the ideal place for excess water to flow away on its own. Many times, a storm sewer nearby wetland is perfect for this application. We will then connect an underground pipe to your sump pump (sloped all the way to the desired location), so water naturally flows away from your home. Because gravity is taking care of the movement, this system can help extend the life of your sump pump.

Who can benefit?

Many homeowners live in high water table areas, and their sump pumps need to run frequently in order to prevent basement flooding. In these cases, it’s especially important to keep water discharge as far away from the home’s foundation as possible. Some people attach a black drainage hose for this purpose, but these pieces need to be moved periodically to avoid muddy spots on the lawn, and can also cause the sump pump to work harder. A better option is to contact Diversified Drainage – we can help lengthen the life of your sump pump, while providing lasting freedom from extra water on your property.

The sump pump solution

When we connect underground drainage piping from your sump pump to the storm sewer, you won’t have to worry about wet soggy areas in your yard, freezing water, or ongoing maintenance. Diversified Drainage has more than a decade of experience diverting discharge water from sump pumps throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Ask for a list of references today!

Frequently asked Questions about a sump pump discharge system.

  • What is required to accomplish this task?

Diversified Drainage can complete this task from evaluating a desired location, surveying elevations, locating under ground utilities (Including private utilities like dog fences, sprinkler lines….etc.)re moving landscaping, cutting and removing sod, tunneling under sidewalks, trenching using a laser guided trencher so bottom of trench is solid and sloped properly, repairing any sprinkler lines that maybe damaged, backfilling & compacting, removing and disposing of excess soil, re place landscaping, replacing sod.

  • Will I need new sod once the work is completed?

No. we cut the existing sod, roll it up and re use the sod that way it matches the existing yard.

  • Will there be any damage to my lawn or landscaping from the installation process?

Not really. Our equipment is very similar to heavy duty lawn care equipment the only difference will be heavy use on a concentrated area of your lawn. for example if someone drives across your yard with a heavy lawn mower back and forth once you maybe wouldn’t notice any thing different If someone drove across your lawn back and forth ten times the grass would be bent down and you would be able to see where they were driving till maybe the next watering or two.

  • Do I need to disconnect my sump outlet pipe from drain pipe in winter to prevent from freezing?

No. We understand this concern very well and would be happy to explain how we design these systems to function year round.

  • How long is this type of solution good for?

With the proper installation this type of solution can last for more than 100 years.

  • What type of pipe is used?

We use a minimum of a 4″ in diameter HDPE pipe.

  • How much time does a typical installation take?

A normal installation would take less than a day.