With a TON of rain in my area recently (Northern Ohio), my basement flooded (around 2" of water).
The sump pump came with the house, and I never gave it a second thought (I should have).
Now that I've flooded, I want to re-do my sump situation to make sure it doesn't happen again.
The reason for this flood (we think) is that the pump was just pumping water into an already flooded area, so although it was still pumping, it wasn't doing any good (not sure - just speculation from a few people who know better than me). It could have just been that the sump couldn't keep up.
In looking into sump setups, I found the common setup is the 2nd diagram "Standard Setup". But IF the problem was that it was pumping water into saturated ground/area, it doesn't seem like that would help. That being said, is there any reason I couldn't do what I diagrammed in the 3rd image, and run the battery backup out above ground?
I could attach a retractable gutter to it, so it curls up when not needed or expands of being used. Or I could run it into some kind of pex pipe and bury it down the slope away from my house, and have it come above ground 30+' from the house... I don't know. Potential issue w/ freezing? The current drain goes through the foundation at about 3' below grade. My house isn't built no a "hill", but it does have very good angle fading away from the house for ~20 feet.
Any thoughts/expertise very welcome.