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Pop Up Drain for Downspouts that Won’t Clog

Pop Up Drain for Downspouts that Won’t Clog

The number one problem with using a pop up drain for downspouts is the grass will grow over it and then it can’t discharge the water. This has been an industry problem for decades and decades, and nobody has done a thing about it. I think the reason why is, in order...

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How Do I Install a French Drain?

How Do I Install a French Drain?

How to Install a French Drain, Step by Step Instructions 1. Prep Your French Drain Trench After you’ve planned your French drain location you will need to cut the sod before you start your dig. You want the sod cutter to be set at the deepest notch so you have a nice...

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How to Connect a Pop up Emitter to Drain Pipe

How to Connect a Pop up Emitter to Drain Pipe

I’m going to show you how to connect a pop-up emitter to drainpipe – any drain pipe whether it’s PVC or corrugated. Connect Pop Up to Thin Wall PVC SDR 35 When you buy a pop up it comes with a fitting and the industry-standard fitting is thin wall PVC. So, if you have...

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How to Install a French Drain the Right Way

How to Install a French Drain the Right Way

When you are installing a french drain you want to use an excavator to remove all the dirt from the trench. The trench you see here has been excavated, the soil has been taken out and hauled away. There is a pipe at the bottom of the trench because that's where the...

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Digging a Trench for a French Drain That Lasts

Digging a Trench for a French Drain That Lasts

A french drain begins with digging a trench. We recommend using an excavator to start digging the trench at the low points in the yard and work our way to the discharge location.   Your trench should be 14 inches wide, and once your fabric and pipe are in the...

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Calculating the Cost of a French Drain

Calculating the Cost of a French Drain

Calculating the cost of a french drain depends on the quality of the french drain system that you want. You will need a quality french drain pipe, there are a lot of different perforated corrugated pipes on the market, however, not all are meant for french drains. You...

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How to Design a French Drain

How to Design a French Drain

When designing a french drain system, you want to start with the low points or wherever you get standing water. Other spots to start with are areas that are difficult to mow, this is where designing your french drain begins.   From there you will need to take...

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Discharging Your French Drain to a Water Reservoir

Discharging Your French Drain to a Water Reservoir

We have just finished installing a french drain, we ended the pipe at the edge of this pond where there was slope down to the water. The pipe is at the bottom of the slope, flush with the grade. The water is running through some rip rap into the pond.   The water...

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