Lawns-N-Landscapes, Inc.

Drainage Solutions

The Auto Bypass Sump Pump Drain Connector

We employ our own patented and proven drainage solutions for sump pumps. 

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Our patented Automatic Sump Drain System protects against freeze ups, blockages and line damage.

The Automatic Sump Drain Bypass offers protection to your basement by managing the flow of discharged sump water.

Under normal conditions, the Automatic Sump Drain Bypass will direct the flow of discharged sump water into an underground drain line /system to be taken away by a municipal storm water system, if available, and permitted at your location. Local officials must always be consulted in order to gain approval prior to any connection to a municipal utility.

If a municipal storm water system ever reaches capacity and causes your drain line to back up, your sump pump will be able to continue working by discharging sump water thru the bypass section of the Automatic Sump Pump Drain Bypass. If your system is equipped with the warning indicator, you’ll know the system experienced a bypass event.

When a municipal storm water system is not an option, a drain line connected to an underground dispersion system can be. This option can allow water to be absorbed below grade and even discharged above grade if the dispersion system reaches capacity during heavy rain events or periods when the sump pump operates frequently for any reason.

An optional feature of the Automatic Sump Pump Drain Bypass is a warning indicator that will be discharged thru the bypass loop and remain in suspension to alert you that the system has experienced a bypass event. The warning will remain suspended from the bypass loop until it is easily reinserted back into the bypass unit. The washer or float, if equipped, helps to eliminate false alarms by adding weight to the ribbon that could be otherwise pulled out of the bypass in heavy wind conditions.

The bypass loop is set on an angle to direct water away from your foundation if a bypass event occurs.

Installation of the warning indicator may not be desired for a system that can be expected to operate in the bypass mode at times, as during heavy rain events due to system size limitations and available pitch constraints of a property.

The looped section of the bypass unit serves several purposes.

  1.  It is an important vent.

  2.  It prevents objects from falling into the system at the beginning of the drain line such as mulch, gravel, leaves and other debris that are common around the base of the buildings foundation. 

  3.  The loop provides an opening to insert a garden hose to flush the system if ever needed.

  4.  A temporary surface drain line can be attached to the loop and secured with a string and then routed away from your foundation while awaiting repairs in the event that your underground system ever becomes damaged, restricted, or blocked.

The Automatic Sump Pump Drain Bypass is designed to direct discharged sump water into the underground system first.

The Automatic Sump Pump Drain Bypass will always send as much water into the underground system as is possible before changing to the bypass mode.

If the underground section of the system reaches capacity or cannot take any more water, the sump pump will be able to continue to discharge water but will do so thru the bypass section of the unit until enough volume has regenerated in the underground dispersion section of the system. Again, the loop is designed to direct discharged water on an angle away from your foundation.

The Automatic Sump Pump Drain Bypass unit will once again direct discharged water to available space within the underground section of the system as soon as volume regenerates as a result of underground dispersion or flow thru the grate at the end of the system.

If enough volume has been created within the underground dispersion section of the system between pump cycles, the next pump cycle will not discharge thru the bypass loop.

If only a fraction of the total volume of a pump cycle is available underground when a new cycle occurs, the difference or balance will be ejected thru the bypass loop.

Some underground dispersion systems will not reach capacity.  If your property has enough drop or pitch, water will be able to exit the system fast enough thru a vent/grate at the end of the system, thereby allowing the system to always build up and maintain sufficient volume for the next pump cycle to occupy. Other systems may not have enough drop, pitch and volume to operate without running out of underground capacity due to limitations such as a small property with little or no available pitch.

Each system will be unique in that pump cycles, underground dispersion system size, soil types and set up will have a direct effect on how discharge water is managed by the Automatic Sump Pump Drain Bypass. Soil types will affect absorption rates of the system. Soils with a high sand or gravel content will allow the underground dispersion system to drain faster than dense clay or compacted soils.

Because of its simple design, The Automatic Sump Pump Drain Bypass is very reliable. The only moving part is the warning device if installed. The warning device hangs freely inside the unit out of the flow of water during normal, none bypass operations.

No valves to open or close

No need to be home to change flow directions manually

No way for debris to fall into the bypass unit

Versatile… The Automatic Sump Pump Drain Bypass can be set up for either 1.5” or 2.0” P.V.C discharge lines at the hook up from the building and drain into standard 4” P.V.C or corrugated drain pipe.

 Sturdy construction

Excellent ventilation of system at both ends

System dries out after wet conditions end and will not become a breeding ground for water loving insects that rely on stagnant water.

 Reduces risks of basement flooding

 Can help prolong sump pump life 

Lowers risks of basement wall cracking compared to a sump pump that is allowed to constantly leak or dump water close to a foundation wall, thereby causing soil to become saturated, heavy and susceptible to freeze thaw cycles that can exert pressure on and crack a basement wall.

 Call 815- 693 - 6103 for more information.

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