Monthly Archives: July 2018

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Evaluating Residential Property for a Yard Drainage System

By |2018-08-01T10:00:02-05:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

Evaluating Residential Property for a Yard Drainage System I just got done doing an evaluation with the homeowner and now I'm going to price out a system. Just wanted to show you how we troubleshoot a yard with drainage issues. I have a downspout coming off the corner. It's taken care of two stories of water. [...]

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French Drain Installation Tips & Tricks for DIY’ers

By |2018-07-23T14:45:51-05:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 French Drain Installation Tips & Tricks for DIY'ers from The French Drain Man When you are trying to come up with a yard drainage solution a French drain is one of the most effective drain systems you can install to improve your property and your drainage of your backyard. This is a French drain system [...]

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How Much Stone Should You Use in a French Drain System?

By |2018-07-23T12:07:33-05:00July 27th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 How Much Stone Should You Use in a French Drain System? The more stone the better the drain. We always put the pipe at the bottom of the French drain trench. That way the frost can't push this up to the surface. I'm doing anatomy kind of shot for you. We're gonna. Continue this drain, [...]

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How Much Slope When Installing a Commercial Underground Drainage System

By |2018-07-23T11:49:35-05:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Commercial Drainage System|Tags: , , |

 How Much Slope When Installing a Commercial Underground Drainage System When installing an underground commercial drain system, you always want to maintain a slope of an eighth-inch of fall for every linear foot. So, here we have a gentleman in the trench. He has a reader on a story pole. He's checking depth. He's communicating [...]

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Professional Yard Drainage Contractor Explains How Yard Drainage Works

By |2018-07-23T10:43:49-05:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Professional Yard Drainage Contractor Explains How Yard Drainage Works We are professional yard drainage installers, commercial and residential French drain installers. I wanted to go over one of the things that we run into a lot in the areas that we service, which is North Macomb County, Michigan, North Oakland County, Michigan, St, Clair County, [...]

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Sump Pump Line Installers in North Macomb & Oakland County, MI

By |2018-07-23T10:07:54-05:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Sump Pump|Tags: , |

Sump Pump Line Installers in North Macomb & Oakland County, MI We're putting in a sump pump line in North Macomb County, Michigan. There's a lot of reasons for the failure of a sump pump line. One, big trees with really, really big roots can actually cause a collapse. In this case, they used a thin [...]

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How a French Drain Can Improve Your Property

By |2018-07-23T10:09:36-05:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 How a French Drain Can Improve Your Property We just had a downpour and the water was running over the grass into the storm drain catch basin. It goes through the inlets of the grate on top. Now that that rain is over, this rain event is over. There is a lot of water in [...]

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Better Storm and Sanitary Sewers with ADS Dual Walled Pipe

By |2018-07-19T20:31:43-05:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Storm and Sanitary Sewers|Tags: , |

Better Storm and Sanitary Sewers with Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) Dual Walled Pipe I'm on a new development. I just wanted to talk real quick about what they're doing with our infrastructure. I love seeing this. I've been noticing this all summer long. I've been seeing 18, 24, 36 inch. Basically, this pipe here is made [...]

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How Trees Lift Your Grade and your French Drain Causing Drainage Problems

By |2018-07-17T07:41:11-05:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 How Trees Lift Your Grade and your French Drain Causing Drainage Problems This is a failed French drain system. I want to explain a couple of reasons why it failed. One, the tree here has lifted the ground. It has raised the ground. It has brought the French drain system to the surface to the [...]

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How to Build a French Drain System Around a Tree

By |2018-07-13T16:34:23-05:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 How to Build a French Drain System Around a Tree We do an over dig is, and that's why you see water in the bottom of it. We over dig this six-inches deeper than the rest of the system, so this tree can lift this system in this area and it won't affect it. It [...]

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