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Always Use an Excavator When Installing a French Drain in MI

By |2018-04-27T09:43:21+00:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: , |

 Always Use an Excavator When Installing a French Drain in Michigan When installing a French Drain System, always use an excavator. An excavator will create a really large channel that you can later fill full of stone. This will remove water uninterrupted. Do not use a trencher. Systems that are put in with a trencher [...]

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A French Drain Does Not Need Inlet Drain to Take in Surface Water

By |2018-04-27T09:33:52+00:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: , |

 A French Drain Done Right Does Not Need Inlet Drain to Take in Surface Water Here's a completed French Drain, with the last piece of sod yet to be put in. You can see how the channel, full of stone and pipe, is fully contained by a filter fabric. This is to prevent any contamination [...]

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How a French Drain Can Remove Water From The Soil Below The Surface

By |2018-04-27T09:15:07+00:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Macomb Township French Drain|Tags: , , |

 How a French Drain Can Remove Water From The Soil Below The Surface We're in Macomb Township, Michigan installing a French Drain System. We ran the French drain through all the lowest points of the backyard so that we can collect all the water. We're not just collecting surface water, we're also grabbing up all [...]

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Footer Pipe to Dry Well in Washington Twp, MI

By |2018-04-27T09:03:55+00:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Washington Township French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Footer Pipe to Dry Well in Washington Twp, MI I'm in beautiful Washington Township, Michigan. Beautiful lot. It's an older home but it's been kept up. It's in fabulous shape. There's a footer pipe. And there's never been a sump pit. Because the water just runs in the sandy soil. The water just drains down into [...]

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Home Depot Perforated Corrugated Pipe vs The Pipe The French Drain Man Uses

By |2018-04-27T08:49:56+00:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: , , |

Home Depot Perforated Corrugated Pipe vs The Pipe The French Drain Man Uses Our French Drain pipe versus Home Depots. When you go to Home Depot and you buy their perforated pipe, what you're buying, and this is April 2018. April 2018, I just bought this pipe from Home Depot just to do this video. It's three [...]

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French Drain to Reduce Soil Saturation in Macomb Township

By |2018-04-27T08:31:11+00:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Macomb Township French Drain|Tags: , |

 French Drain to Reduce Soil Saturation in Macomb Township, Michigan We're installing a French Drain System in Township, Michigan. You don't have to have standing water to need a French Drain system. The rate at which water absorbs into the soil, the percolation, or perc rate, as it's known, is a very slow rate when [...]

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DIY French Drain Project Having The Right Materials Matter

By |2018-04-27T08:22:06+00:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Macomb Township French Drain|Tags: , , |

 DIY French Drain Project Having The Right Materials Matter - The French Drain Man We're in Macomb Township, Michigan installing a French Drain System. All of the water was running off this elevated patio into the planting bed area, making a mess of everything. The bark was floating away. The plants were going to die. [...]

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Back Yard Drainage System in Michigan to Reduce Soil Saturation

By |2018-04-27T08:12:42+00:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: |

 French Drain Man: Back Yard Drainage System in Michigan to Reduce Soil Saturation We're working in between two homes. The house next door is much higher than the lot that we're working on. Water always lays between the homes and they can't get the water to evacuate. It's too flat, there's not enough slope. But [...]

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Yard Drainage System Install – Never use a Pipe with Fabric on It

By |2018-04-27T00:42:02+00:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: |

Yard Drainage System Install - Never use a Pipe with Fabric on It We're replacing a drainage system that was done with a perforated corrugated pipe that had a sleeve or a sock on it. Basically, when you just put in a pipe that has the fabric around the pipe. And then you pour pea stone [...]

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Do French Drains Really Work When They’re Built Right?

By |2018-04-27T00:32:28+00:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Do French Drains Really Work When They're Built Right? Just wanted to show you how much stone we put up on a French Drain System.  The more stone, the better the drain. The more stone, the faster you're going to evacuate the water, the more stone, the longer the drain lasts As you can see [...]

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