quote:Originally posted by dankoos
My first post on this board. Here is my problem: My house sits on the corner of a cul-de-sac. The downspouts on the side of my house NOT on the cul-de-sac drain into the street(under the sidewalk, exit through the curb). Fine and dandy. However, the sump pump and downspouts on the other side of my house (which is on the cul-de-sac) drain into the front yard (underground). The reason is that the cul-de-sac does not have a curb, the street meets the grass evenly, so nobody's downspouts/sumps who are on cul-de-sacs in my neighborhood drain into the street. I am not the original owner (house is 14 years old). I guess there is some sort of french drain or something. But when it rains hard and the sump kicks on, I get a bubbling brook in the front yard where the pipe I guess eventually ends. This is not such a big problem for the foundation, just annoys me. I would like to drain it out into the street. The problem with that is the sidewalk. I am trying to avoid tunneling under it as this would be a lot of work and the pipe would have to go uphill on the other side to reach the street. I was thinking of slicing a section of the sidewalk out and putting in a grate so the pipe can go "through" the sidewalk...or...slicing out a piece of sidewalk, laying the pipe, placing a form around it, and replacing the piece of sidewalk. Opinions?