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How to Use Corrugated Pipe the Correct Way for Downspouts

By |2018-11-30T13:42:21+00:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 How to Use Corrugated Pipe the Correct Way for Downspouts In a lot of my videos, I talk about not leaving a belly underneath walkways. We just took out some corrugated pipe that was single-wall and there's nothing wrong with the pipe. The problem was who installed it. Now obviously when we remove this, we [...]

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Why French Drains Without Inlet Basins are Maintenance Free

By |2018-11-30T13:43:15+00:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Why French Drains Without Inlet Basins are Maintenance Free I wanted to show you guys a French drain at work. You always see us building French drains, but I don't show enough footage. Don't do enough video of actually working French drains. So I'm in Washington Township, Michigan. I'm in Glacier Club. Beautiful, beautiful community [...]

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Why Gravel French Drains are Better with Corrugated pipe and Geo-textile Fabric

By |2018-11-26T12:45:37+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Why Gravel French Drains are Better with Corrugated pipe and Geo-textile Fabric We're in Macomb Township, Michigan installing a French drain system. When you're installing a French drain system, you want to run your French drain system in the lowest area. That's the collection area. In this case, we have a dwale, so we're in [...]

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Biggest Mistake Made to Cause French Drain Failure

By |2018-11-23T10:27:51+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Biggest Mistake Made to Cause French Drain Failure Most yard drain systems are installed because of surface water first and foremost, and then subsurface water secondary. That's most drainage systems they call you when they see surface water and they're frustrated and they want to do something about the surface water. Their dogs splashing in [...]

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Lake House Drainage Using a Lift Station – Sump Pump system

By |2018-11-21T22:09:59+00:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , |

 Lake House Drainage Using a Lift Station - Sump Pump system We're putting in a six-foot lift station on the lake. I'll show you what we're doing. We've got an open French drain. and we're catching all the water on the side of this house and we got the downspouts tied into it too. They were [...]

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Downspouts Under Wood Decks Must Be Buried Underground

By |2018-11-19T20:49:37+00:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , |

 Downspouts Under Wood Decks Must Be Buried Underground The homeowner that contracted us to run underground downspouts was not responsible for the existing system. What you see here is a really bad idea. The water is just ran away from the house a little bit, but it rotted out the deck posts. Those are new. [...]

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Why French Drains Fail — Must Watch YouTube Video!

By |2018-11-16T15:39:18+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Why French Drains Fail -- Must Watch YouTube Video! We're installing some shrubs and some trees for some privacy and I wanted to show you why French drains fail. We blew the snow off the sod and then cut the sod out so that we can excavate the side and a snow. Both will act [...]

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How to Install an Underground Drainage Systems With Snow on the Ground

By |2018-11-14T20:53:17+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 How to Install an Underground Drainage Systems With Snow on the Ground When working in the north, as long as the frost isn't too deep you can keep putting in an underground drainage system.   But you do need to use a leaf blower to clear the snow. That's the best tool when it comes to [...]

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How to Install a Sump Pump Discharge Line to Prevent Failure

By |2018-11-13T16:13:21+00:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Sump Pump|

 How to Install a Sump Pump Discharge to Prevent Failure We're installing a new sump pump discharge line and Clinton Township, Michigan. I want to go over a few things. I want to show you why it failed. I want to show you what we're doing to prevent failure. We're using four-inch schedule 40 the [...]

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Best Downspout Pipe for Underground Drainage Systems

By |2018-11-09T16:51:03+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Best Downspout Pipe for Underground Drainage Systems - French Drain Man, MI What is dual wall corrugated pipe? Seems like nobody's talking about it. Everyone wants to bad mouth corrugated pipe when there's no slope. Oh, they say all the debris is get caught in it. It's smooth on the inside. That's dual law. You've [...]

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