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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words when Installing a French Drain

I just wanted to emphasize how important it is to take pictures after heavy rainfall to show where the water is pooling on your property.

This first picture is this area here, we have already cut the sod and will be digging the trench here soon.

In this next photo, you can see that we have trenched right from the seawall to the excavator. We have been working on this for a few days, it’s going to be a big system.

This lot is pretty flat, many of the lots in this area are quite flat which makes it difficult to put in a french drain. Usually, in areas like this, you need to go to a pump, and that is what we have done. This run of pipe is complete, because of the way the water sat on this property, some areas will need to be regraded and seeded.

Water was pooling at the side of the garage so we ran a pipe there as well to collect that water. I can’t stress how important it is to have pictures of where the water sits. When you call a professional to come and install your system they can see exactly what is going on.

Water tells the whole story. You can try to describe what happens, but a picture is worth a thousand words. It can help make the professional’s job easier as well as give you a reference to see how much the french drain has changed your yard for the better.

This area is complete as well, you are looking at a huge system made up of about 400 feet of a french drain on this side.

We have the majority of the french drain on the other side excavated. We are working on laying the fabric down followed by the pipe and stone.