Monthly Archives: January 2019

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Buried Gutter Downspouts Prevent Property Damage

By |2019-03-07T12:27:57-05:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 I wanted to give an example of why it's so important to control your gutter downspout water, not just for the foundation of your home, but for other structures around the home such as decking. This is a two-story home. You can see how we have a gutter troughed on the second story and there [...]

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Installing a Gravel French Drain in a Ditch to a Driveway Culvert – Bruce Twp, MI

By |2019-03-07T13:18:12-05:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Installing a Gravel French Drain in a Ditch to a Driveway Culvert - Bruce Twp, MI We are installing a gravel French drain system in Bruce Township, Michigan. We're installing this gravel French drain in a ditch bottom. You can see how the sump pump is running. It runs continuous. It leaves this ditch bottom [...]

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Outdoor Sump Pump – Don’t Use Bark Mulch With Your Drainage System

By |2019-03-07T14:40:45-05:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Outdoor Sump Pump - Don't Use Bark Mulch With Your Drainage System This is as calm as the lake will get right here. The lakes haven't froze this year and they have been extremely angry. We always recommend that you put decorative stone around if you have a system. In this case, when the water [...]

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How to Use an Open French Drain for Faster Drainage

By |2019-03-07T14:50:46-05:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , |

How to Use an Open French Drain for Faster Drainage - Rochester Hills, MI We are installing an Open French drain system in Rochester Hills, Michigan. I wanted to explain to you what sheet water is and why it's the hardest to control. Sheet water is what comes off your roofs. It's a non-permeable surface, so [...]

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Roof Runoff Water, Sizing Downspout Underground Drainage System

By |2019-03-07T12:59:13-05:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Roof Runoff Water, Sizing Downspout Underground Drainage System in Oxford, Michigan We're in beautiful Oxford, Michigan installing a French drain system and we're running underground downspouts. I wanted to take this time to show you what to look for as far as how much water each downspout is responsible for and as far as roof [...]

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How Do You Grow Grass Over a French Drain?

By |2019-03-07T12:46:11-05:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 How Do You Grow Grass Over a French Drain? When you cut the sod off, you want to take the sod cutter and go as deep as you possibly can. Set it on the deepest setting for the sod cutter. Then, you want to go ahead and just cut the pieces just 18-inches. That's it. [...]

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Yard Drainage for Yard Flooding in Oakland Twp., Michigan

By |2019-03-11T10:07:49-05:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Yard Drainage for Yard Flooding in Oakland Twp., Michigan Welcome to the French Drain Man channel where the camera is always on the subject matter and not me. I've wanted to bring this to you for a couple of years now, but we had to wait for another storm to show you the results. So [...]

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What is a French Drain System?

By |2019-03-07T13:10:31-05:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 What is a French Drain System and What Yard Drainage Materials are Used in Michigan? What is a French drain system? A lot of people ask that. They hear the term and it's new to them. French drain system is when you take an area in your yard that collects water that's always wet and [...]

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Cistern – Dry Well Hybrid Installation Michigan

By |2019-03-07T13:41:59-05:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Cistern - Dry Well Hybrid Installation Michigan We recently installed a cistern. It's a hybrid system actually, it's a cistern dry well.  It was behind a building that was 80-years old and water collects behind the building. It's like a bowl. The video got lost, unfortunately. We had some video and I was going to [...]

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