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Oakland Township, MI: French Drain System Completed

By |2017-06-13T00:42:40-04:00April 24th, 2017|Categories: Oakland Township French Drain|Tags: , , , |

Oakland Township, MI:  French Drain System Completed We're in Oakland Township, Michigan. Yesterday we installed the French drain system between two homes. Between two homes and suburban lots that's where water collects. If its heavy soil, and has a little bit of slope, it needs some help. It needs some help getting water out of there. So [...]

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Macomb County, MI: Growing Grass Over a French Drain

By |2017-06-13T00:44:04-04:00April 7th, 2017|Categories: Macomb County French Drain|Tags: |

 Growing Grass Over a French Drain System in Michigan I get asked a lot, how do you grow grass over the French drain? I'm going to show you what we do. Basically we already have our pipe in, getting all the 6A in. We're a little further along on the other side of the house. We're basically going [...]

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French Drain Installation: Oakland County & Macomb County, Michigan

By |2018-02-22T06:43:01-04:00April 7th, 2017|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

French Drain Installation:  Oakland County & Macomb County, Michigan There's a lot of different pipe out there for French drains. I prefer the deep saw cuts. The way we build our French drains, they're not gonna plug. This not gonna let dirt in. It's gonna move more water. That's what I want. We like to use [...]

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French Drain System: Oakland County & Macomb County, Michigan

By |2018-03-26T11:31:34-04:00April 7th, 2017|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

French Drain System: Oakland County & Macomb County, Michigan All right, this is what it looks like after a storm basin has been cored. We still need to use hydraulic cement to put in a piece of schedule 40 PVC that we'll hook up to with corrugated plate for a French drain. But I just wanted [...]

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Michigan French Drain: Storm Basin French Drain Connection

By |2018-03-22T06:59:18-04:00April 7th, 2017|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

Michigan French Drain:  Storm Basin French Drain Connection - Macomb County & Oakland County, Michigan

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Michigan French Drain – Cut Street Curb for French Drain

By |2018-03-22T06:54:57-04:00April 7th, 2017|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , , |

Michigan French Drain Installation - Cut Street Curb for French Drain All right, we notched the curb with a concrete saw and basically, we're able to drop our grate.  Our basin grate is now a couple of inches lower. Also, there is a storm drain right here. So this is really going to approve the efficiency [...]

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Rochester, Michigan French Drain – Laser Transit

By |2017-05-19T01:34:36-04:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: Rochester French Drain|Tags: , , |

I just wanted to talk a little bit about a laser transit. How we use it and how important it is when putting in a French drain in Rochester, Michigan. Basically what a laser transit does is it let's you shoot elevations of a property. That way you know how deep your trench has to be [...]

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Oakland County, Michigan French Drain Build

By |2018-10-25T22:08:33-04:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: Rochester French Drain|Tags: , |

Oakland County, Michigan French Drain Build Okay, we're at the location where the French drain terminates. You can see that all the stone has been encased with a filter fabric, a heavy eight ounce commercial rated filter fabric. You want a six-foot roll of fabric. That way you can go down both sides of the trench [...]

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Michigan French Drain – Oakland County

By |2018-10-25T22:04:58-04:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

Michigan French Drain - Oakland County Okay, we're in Rochester, Michigan.  The homeowner called said that he was having problems with his backyard -- the water.  His children couldn't come out here and play. They would end up getting all wet and muddy, so we designed a French drain system. The lots behind the street that [...]

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