Sump Pump Placement
The sump pump will need electric power and an outlet pipe. The pipe will go through the foundation above ground. The pipe needs to end a number of feet away from the house where the water won't be a problem - erosion, flooding, and looks. The sump itself should be as out of the way as possible - avoid the bottom of stair case, next to furnace, etc. Of course you need to tap into the gravel that should be under the slab.