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Macomb County French Drain 4″ Pipe vs 6″ Pipe

By |2017-09-29T03:32:34-04:00September 24th, 2017|Categories: Macomb County French Drain|Tags: , , , |

Macomb County French Drain 4" Pipe vs 6" Pipe We're in Macomb County, Michigan building a French drain system, we're putting in a 6" pipe. We started out at 16 inches wide, ended up at 24 inches wide at the end of this run. A 4" pipe is capable of moving 240 gallons per minute. A [...]

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Washington Twp., MI French Drain Installation & Gravity

By |2017-09-29T03:23:49-04:00September 23rd, 2017|Categories: Washington Township French Drain|Tags: , |

Washington Twp., MI French Drain Installation & Gravity We're in Washington Township, Michigan - Macomb County right now. Doing a French drain, about 300 feet of pipe. Got another semi stone on its way.  We ply wood into the properties. We like to leave them as we found them. Because we're moving so much dirt and [...]

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Why Run Parallel Pipes for a Washington Twp. French Drain

By |2017-09-29T03:09:18-04:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Washington Township French Drain|Tags: , |

Why Run Parallel Pipes for a Washington Twp. French Drain Why run two pipes? Okay, in the area where it's pretty flat and you have a large amount of saturated soil, just running a single pipe wouldn't be enough. Now, a French drain will take care of Three feet on either side of it as far [...]

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How To Save Money on Michigan French Drain Cost

By |2017-09-29T02:59:21-04:00September 21st, 2017|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: , , |

How To Save Money on Michigan French Drain Cost Okay, a couple of tips to saving money when you hire out a French drain to be built. If you can, have it done before sprinklers and sod are installed. Bigger equipment can be used, you don't have to wheelbarrow on plywood to not damage the turf [...]

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Macomb Twp. French Drain in Yard to Drain Water From Neighbors Property

By |2017-09-29T02:52:50-04:00September 21st, 2017|Categories: Macomb Township French Drain|Tags: , |

French Drain in Yard to Drain Water From Neighbors Property in Macomb Twp., MI We're in Macomb Twp., MI installing a French drain system. As a rule of thumb, in most cases, the side property line is the center of the swale between two homes. If you build out with your landscape or your patio to [...]

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Oakland County French Drain – Walkout Basement / Pit Patio Drain

By |2017-09-29T02:50:38-04:00September 20th, 2017|Categories: Oakland County French Drain|Tags: , |

Oakland County French Drain - Walkout Basement / Pit Patio Drain In Oakland County right now, looking at a system we put in last year. The homeowner is going have us do some French drains in the back yard. But this was the first phase of their water problems. They have what we call a pit [...]

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Michigan French Drain Depth & DIY French Drain

By |2017-09-29T02:31:45-04:00September 19th, 2017|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: |

Michigan French Drain Depth & DIY French Drain Many of the French drain systems that we install are to replace French drain systems which have failed. In Macomb County, Oakland County, St. Clair county, Lapeer county, the clay pan is really hard to get through with just a shovel and a pickax. A lot of DIYs, [...]

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What is a French Drain in Macomb Twp., MI

By |2017-09-29T02:19:59-04:00September 18th, 2017|Categories: Macomb Township French Drain|Tags: , , |

What is a French Drain in Macomb Twp., MI What is a French drain? A French drain is an underground means of moving water. So you can draw on surface water of all types, whether it's from a sump line, downspouts, roof runoff. Just a low area, a soft area, a yard, it's difficult to mow. [...]

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Installing Catch Basin Sleeve for a French Drain Macomb Twp., MI

By |2017-09-29T02:10:56-04:00September 17th, 2017|Categories: Macomb Township French Drain|Tags: |

Installing Catch Basin Sleeve for a French drain Macomb Twp., MI We're in Macomb Township putting in a sleeve. We already drilled and tapped the catch basin. We have the representative from Macomb County Water and Sewer doing the inspection. We are going to tie the French drain pipe to the schedule 40 with the adapter. [...]

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How to Make a French Drain – Oakland Township, MI

By |2017-09-29T02:00:50-04:00September 16th, 2017|Categories: Oakland Township French Drain|Tags: , |

How to Make a French Drain - Oakland Township, MI How to make a French drain. There's so many variables to how to make a french drain. I'm just going to go over one right now, and encourage you to go to frenchdrainman.com, to continue to learn about how to make a french drain. In this [...]

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