Landscape Drainage Solutions Inc. "We keep Storm-water Running!"
Sumps/Pumps
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A sump is something that is fairly common back East where there are basements. Basements can flood & so a sump is installed to pump the basement out.
Here in the desert, you might wonder why you might need a sump if you don't have a basement. Here in Arizona we use sumps in the landscape. Many homes & commercial properties have situations where there is no way to drain storm water from their property. If you don't have any slope away from your property or there is a lower area or sunken area, a sump may be the solution to get the water out. 
 Pro's: With a sump, we can drain almost any property. They work automatically. They are dependable. 
 Con's: In the rare case of a power failure the pump will not operate. (a gas generator may be used to operate the pump in case of power failure) 
We custom build our own sumps for each situation. They are made from schedule 80 PVC which has a life expectancy of over 100 years.
We use a 1hp "dirty water" pump capable of passing small rocks & debris through.
  

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Hole ready for Sump

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Installing the sump with cap on bottom
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Sump installed with cap on top

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Outlet pipe from sump in trench to be buried

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Pump at bottom of sump

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Sump ready to be covered with rock

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