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Macomb Twp Storm Drain Sleeved for a French Drain System

By |2017-07-10T05:19:35+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Macomb Township French Drain|Tags: , |

Macomb Twp Storm Drain Sleeved for a French Drain System We're in Macomb Township, Michigan installing a French drain. We're getting ready to put our pipe through the sleeved storm drain basin. Normally these six-inch pipes are capped and you just saw off the cap and go through them. I don't really understand why this one [...]

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Macomb Twp., Michigan French Drain System to Storm Drain

By |2017-07-10T05:05:21+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Macomb Township French Drain|Tags: |

Macomb Twp., Michigan French Drain System to Storm Drain Putting in a French drain system in Macomb Township. We have a storm drain, it's already sleeved, which is great. When you have the storm drain on your lot, you're going to have water from neighboring lots coming through as well. What we do in this case [...]

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Modern Day French Drain System in Macomb County, MI

By |2017-07-10T04:54:57+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Macomb County French Drain|Tags: |

What is a modern day French drain?  Modern day French drain is slightly modified from the French drains that have been built for centuries. French drains that have been built for hundreds and hundreds of years have always been a trench full of stone that moves water. A French drain is the most efficient way to [...]

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DO NOT HIRE a Contractor Using a Trencher to Install a French Drain in Michigan

By |2017-07-10T04:40:34+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: , |

DO NOT HIRE a Contractor Using a Trencher to Install a French Drain in Michigan Why excavate, build a big trench versus using a trencher that only is going to open up a six-inch groove to put a four-inch pipe in and some stone? The more stone, the more water you're gonna move. The more stone, [...]

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Bruce Twp, MI French Drain System to Manage Yard Water on Clay Subsoil

By |2017-07-10T04:25:36+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Bruce Township French Drain|Tags: , |

Bruce Twp, MI French Drain System to Manage Yard Water on Clay Subsoil We're in Bruce Township Michigan installing a French drain system. The lake that you see here, the water line is four feet higher than down in the swale on this side of the berm. The berm is made of clay, perfect example of [...]

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Auburn Hills French Drain System & Curtain Drain System

By |2017-07-10T03:56:40+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Auburn Hills French Drain|Tags: , , |

Auburn Hills French Drain System & Curtain Drain System We're in Auburn Hills, Michigan installing a French drain system. This system's pretty big, pretty elaborate. I'll tell you what happened here. The grade is higher in the backyard. So basically, the water runs in this direction towards the house. It used to be pitched that way [...]

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Algonac French Drain System – Macomb County, Michigan

By |2017-07-10T03:44:09+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Algonac French Drain|Tags: , |

Algonac French Drain System - Macomb County, Michigan We're in Algonac, Michigan putting in a French drain system. Now we're running a French drain down both sides of the property. This property's extremely flat, it holds a lot of water. The only way we get the water out of here is to basically give it a [...]

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Algonac, MI – Take Pictures of Standing Water for The French Drain Installer

By |2017-07-10T03:32:30+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Algonac French Drain|Tags: , |

Algonac, MI - Take Pictures of Standing Water for The French Drain Installer We're in Algonac, Michigan, building a French drain system. Basically, I just wanted to emphasize how important it is to take pictures after the rain events to show just what's happening as far as the ponding, pooling, where the water is lying. OK, [...]

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Oakland Township, Michigan French Drain Field in Backyard

By |2017-07-10T03:09:46+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Oakland Township French Drain|Tags: , |

Oakland Township, Michigan French Drain Field in Backyard We're in Oakland Township, Michigan, installing a French drain system. The home has daylight windows for the basement, and when I cut the grade down to accommodate for the daylight windows, it left the backyard really flat. It's actually built up on three sides and it gives the [...]

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Oxford, Michigan French Drain Field System

By |2017-07-10T02:52:38+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Oxford French Drain|Tags: |

Oxford, Michigan French Drain Field System We're in beautiful Oxford, Michigan installing a French drain system. I see this a lot we have a development where there's a ridge. In this case, there's a golf course up at the top of the ridge, water runs off the golf course. This swale there's several properties that drain [...]

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