I'm glad I stumbled onto your site. I was wondering if you all could give me your opinion on what kind of sump pump to by. I live in the southeast and have a dug out earth basement that floods in heavy rains. I wasn't sure if there were major differences with sump pumps or if they were pretty much the same. I certainly don't want to fish out a broken sump pump out of foot high water so I'd like to get a good one from the start.

I was also wondering if there was any reason not to run the waste water into the house drain line, or if I needed to run it out the house. Problem is the yards pretty flat and it might just seep back in.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.