Monthly Archives: January 2017

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What are the advantages to running downspouts underground in Michigan?

By |2017-01-30T16:22:45-05:00January 30th, 2017|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

What are the advantages to running downspouts underground in Michigan? Underground Downspout Most of the time a homeowner wants their downspouts ran underground because the 4 Ft. aluminum extension keeps blowing off into the neighbors’ yard or the lawn equipment keeps crushing the aluminum extension. The extensions can create ice on walkways [...]

Why use a coarse washed rock for construction of a Michigan French Drain?

By |2017-01-30T16:22:23-05:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

Why use a coarse washed rock for construction of a Michigan French Drain? French Drain Coarse Washed Rock French drains that fail do so for many reasons. Most handymen, DIY guys or lawn sprinkler crews that install a pipe for drainage use as little rock as possible and sometimes none at all. [...]

Why would anyone put dirt back in the trench while building a Michigan French Drain?

By |2017-01-30T16:21:47-05:00January 17th, 2017|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

Why would anyone put dirt back in the trench while building a Michigan French Drain? French Drain With Clean Trench - Dirt Removed French Drain systems/curtain drains depend on the water's ability to travel from the grades surface of the troubled area through usually turf grass plants and leach into a thick [...]

What is a recipe for failure in the construction of a Michigan French Drain?

By |2017-01-30T16:21:23-05:00January 11th, 2017|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

Why is the use of corrugated perforated pipe with a sock on it a recipe for failure in the construction of a Michigan French Drain? Michigan French Drain French Drain trenches are dug in the soil around a home or property. If a good commercial 8 oz. filter fabric does not line [...]

How to build a French Drain that will last for decades

By |2017-01-30T16:20:59-05:00January 5th, 2017|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

How to build a French Drain that will last for decades Most French Drains are done with a trencher due to the availability. Every rental center has one, however a trencher can only trench a width of 6” - 8” wide once a 4” corrugated pipe is installed that does not leave much room [...]