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Installing a French Drain Along a Property Line

Installing a French Drain Along a Property Line

French drains are designed to alleviate water problems that occur with certain circumstances. They do not change the circumstances, only help alleviate the problem.   The property on the left has a higher lot than the one that we are installing the french drain...

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Installing a French Drain Between Elevated Landscape Beds

Installing a French Drain Between Elevated Landscape Beds

The channel you can see is the main channel, it's going to be the discharge location for the water.   We have two french drain channels lying together here. There are two elevated landscape beds, one on either side. Each contributing to the water problem and...

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Why You Should Install Your French Drain Before Your Sod

Why You Should Install Your French Drain Before Your Sod

We installed a french drain system here yesterday, there is sod being installed today. As you can see, the backyard sod installation is complete.   The purpose of a french drain is to relieve water issues that arise in certain circumstances. For example, this...

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Installing a French Drain for a New Home

Installing a French Drain for a New Home

If you live an area that has a clay pan you need a french drain to keep your yard dry. Without one, you will end up with soft areas in your yard and along the side of your house, that will be difficult to maintain.   We waited for the fence to be put up first so...

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Installing a French Drain Between Houses

Installing a French Drain Between Houses

There is a storm drain at the other end of this french drain channel. We are working to help the water evacuate quickly from this clay pan. It has been saturating the ground here and making it difficult to maintain the lot and difficult for the children and pets to...

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French Drain in a Flat Backyard

French Drain in a Flat Backyard

The back yard is very flat, water can't find its way out to a drain. The grass gets saturated with every rain. The grass isn't deeply rooted and has suffered root rot and deterioration because of the saturation.   The mainline for this french drain is going to be...

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Installing Downspouts and a French Drain

Installing Downspouts and a French Drain

This is how we do our downspouts. We take them to a pop-up emitter, you can see this french drain is complete and ready for the sod. We surround the pop-up emitter with filter fabric and we will cut a hole for it in the sod.   When it rains, this emitter will pop...

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How Can Trees Affect Yard Drainage

How Can Trees Affect Yard Drainage

When a tree that has been growing for decades raises the lot, it also raises the earth and can create a drainage problem that didn't exist before. This is an older house and the last one on the street. Many of the surrounding properties drain water through here....

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What is a French Drain Field?

What is a French Drain Field?

This house has daylight windows in the basement when I decreased the grade of the yard it left it pretty flat. The yard has been built up on three sides so there is only one way for the water to drain out; along the side of the house and out to the curb.   The...

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