Monthly Archives: October 2018

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Downspout Drainage System – Avoid This Mistake

By |2018-10-31T23:11:58-05:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Downspout Drainage System - Avoid This Mistake I see this advertisement all the time. I see these diagrams all the time for ways to filter out the leaves and catch the water. So I want to explain to you why this is not a good idea. Why we do not practice this type of installation. [...]

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The Anatomy of a Gravel / Stone French Drain Installation

By |2018-10-30T22:51:28-05:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 The Anatomy of a Gravel / Stone French Drain Installation We are installing a stone French drain or a gravel drain. That's the catch basin we cored through the sidewall and connected to. This is a French drain grid. This entire area was completely saturated, it's really flat.  If you tried to run just a [...]

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Pump Stations, Lift Stations – How They Work To Drain Communities

By |2018-10-29T22:22:44-05:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Pump Stations, Lift Stations - How They Work To Drain Communities That's pump one. This is a pump station. It's designed to where there's alternating pumps that pump the water. What a pump station does, well, in this case, we have done a lot of drainage in the area. All the properties that we built [...]

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Why French Drains Need Geotextile Fabric

By |2018-10-26T17:31:17-05:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Why French Drains Need Geotextile Fabric I'm always talking about how you need a Geotextile non-woven fabric to act as a soil separator from your stone. Here's the perfect example. We've been contracted to put in a new French drain. The old French drain quit working. You can see that the stone migrated into the [...]

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Best Underground Drainage Pipe for Roof Runoff Water

By |2018-10-25T21:28:49-05:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: Rochester French Drain|Tags: |

 Best Underground Drainage Pipe for Roof Runoff Water We're in beautiful Rochester, Michigan. We're installing a drainage system for roof water, roof runoff, water. We're putting in a drainage system for all the downspouts.  We're running them underground because as high as this house is, it just goes to show you that you have to [...]

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Gutter Downspout Adapter for New Homes & Established Homes

By |2018-10-24T21:44:14-05:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: |

 Gutter Downspout Adapter for New Homes & Established Homes in Michigan I've covered this in previous videos, but I never gave a field example.  I have always been in our in our yard where we have our inventory.  I've done a couple of videos and covered, but here I'm out in the field and I [...]

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Corrugated Dual Wall Pipe Connection in Clarkston, MI

By |2018-10-24T21:45:18-05:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Corrugated Dual Wall Pipe Connection for Underground Drainage System in Clarkston, MI We're in Clarkston, Michigan, and we're going to tape a connection on our downspout pipe. We're running an underground drainage system in Clarkston, Michigan, and wanted to show you the right way to tape a joint so that tree roots can't get in [...]

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Waterproof Exterior Wall, Foundation, Footer With a Sump Pump Drain Pipe

By |2018-10-24T21:46:07-05:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , |

 Waterproof Exterior Wall, Foundation, Footer With a Sump Pump Drain Pipe I wanted to show you the right way to seal up a foundation for when you're running footer pipe. This actually was a garden bed and I know that seems crazy. I mean, why would you put a garden bed right over your tile? [...]

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Freedom Drain / French Drain System for Yard Water Drainage Problems

By |2018-10-24T21:46:31-05:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: |

 Freedom Drain / French Drain System for Yard Water Drainage Problems We're installing a large drainage system, Freedom drain / French drain, as they're known. We have the neighbor's driveway water running off into this collection area. We also have the roof water. You can see the downspouts. There are the gutter troughs, so we're [...]

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Dual Wall Corrugated Pipe for Underground Drainage System for Roof Run-Off

By |2018-10-24T21:47:03-05:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Dual Wall Corrugated Pipe for Underground Drainage System for Roof Run-Off We're running a downspout, an apartment building. We're using a dual wall corrugated pipe. It's smooth on the inside and corrugated on the outside. Very flexible, but yet rigid, strong. All right, let's go through the system so I can explain why we use [...]

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