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Originally posted by Neal Lewis

It's likely to freeze. I would just discharge the water under the deck into some stone, unless it's pumping alot of water.

Hi,

I wouldn't do that in Oswego, NY. Besides the fact that it will add to the likelihood of pressure from frozen soil next to the foundation that water is liable to end up right back under the basement floor again and the pump will run forever.

OT - OF!!!

M.

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Hi,

That depends on what your version of a "French drain" is and where you plan to place it. However, if they're already getting water in the basement you sure as s*** don't want to be discharging that pump anywhere close to that basement; get it well clear.

Frankly, I don't understand why any home that's been properly built would ever have water in the basement. My old man built homes in NYS for nearly 60 years and put in hundreds of the damned things and none of them ever had any flooding issues.

OT - OF!!!

M.

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