How to tie exterior foundation drain to sump pump
I have already formed my basement walls for an addition to the rear of my home. I stepped down the footings to get a bit more headroom in the new basement area. Due to lot-line setbacks i poured the footers to the full extent of my dig-out and now i am running my exterior french drain around the base of the foundation wall. My only option seems to be to run the drain to day light but that requires digging a rather deep and very long trench. Is there a way to tie the french drain into a to-be-installed sump pit and pump it out. I’ve seen details for running it around the outside and base of the footer and connecting via a pipe through the footer. But that is not possible due to my dig-out limitations. Any thoughts?
The only thing i can think of seems crazy and that is to drill a 4″ hole through either my footer or foundation wall and into the sump? Crazy right? If this was structurally sound, would it just leak a ton of water?
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