Monthly Archives: April 2019

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Installation of New Sump Pump Discharge Line in Washington Twp., MI

By |2019-04-22T20:59:36-05:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: French Drain, Washington Township French Drain|Tags: , |

 Installation of New Sump Pump Discharge Line in Washington Twp. We are in Washington Township, Michigan installing a new sump pump discharge line. We laid plywood all the way to the back so that it spreads the weight of our machine and we don't damage the turf. We also have plywood down to put the [...]

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NDS EZ-Drain vs a Gravel French Drain

By |2019-04-18T22:11:46-05:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 NDS EZ-Drain vs a Gravel French Drain Welcome to the French Drain Man Channel, where we are here to educate the homeowner so they can make a great decision for a quality yard drain system. This is the EZ-Drain by NDS, and it's only seven inches. That's it. That's all it is seven inches. It's [...]

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Standing Yard Water – A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

By |2019-04-18T22:46:43-05:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: |

 Standing Yard Water - A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words We’re in Algonac, Michigan, building a French drain system. Basically, I just wanted to emphasize how important it is to take pictures after the rain events to show just what’s happening as far as the ponding, pooling, where the water is lying. OK, that [...]

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Backyard Water Doesn’t Drain Due to Claypan

By |2019-04-17T22:47:17-05:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

  Backyard Water Doesn't Drain Due to Claypan In Macomb Township Michigan, installing a French drain system. I wanted to talk about why it's so soft and hard to mow in between the houses. The clay pan that we have in Macomb Township doesn’t let the water dissipate.  Basically, it’s always very soft. why is it [...]

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Drain Tile vs a French Drain in a Residential Yard

By |2019-04-16T23:07:30-05:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: |

Drain Tile vs a French Drain in a Residential Yard nce in a while, I get asked why does a farm field work, that’s tiled? Why wouldn’t that work in a residential backyard? So I’m going to explain that to you really quick. Compaction of soil Is one thing, the farmer tills the top surface of [...]

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Install a French Drain to Reduce Soil Saturation in Your Yard

By |2019-04-15T21:43:48-05:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Install a French Drain to Reduce Soil Saturation in Your Yard 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 [...]

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Yard Drainage Failures – Must Watch

By |2019-04-11T16:24:29-05:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Yard Drainage Failures - Must Watch Welcome to the French Drain Man Channel. Where we're to educate the homeowner, all the different contractors that come in with different yard water systems to help with your drainage issues. We're going to hopefully clear some of that up today in this video right here. I know that [...]

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A True French Drain Does Not Need Inlet Surface Drains

By |2019-04-11T22:32:51-05:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 A True French Drain Does Not Need Inlet Surface Drains 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 filter fabric. This is to prevent any contamination from ever getting into the French [...]

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Drainage System Failure do to Inlet Basins that Allowed Contaminants

By |2019-04-10T12:01:05-05:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|

 Drainage System Failure do to Inlet Basins that Allowed Contaminants What you see is a drainage system that has failed all that pipe you see right there and all those surface inlet drains. This was some sort of somebody's idea and how to take care and manage yard water and it just does not work. [...]

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Why You Need a French Drain System for a Yard with No Slope

By |2019-04-09T22:27:12-05:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

Why You Need a French Drain System for a Yard with No Slope We’re in Macomb Township, Michigan, installing a French drain system. Wanted to talk about the slope that the developer leaves you with. When the engineers design a subdivision, for example. And they have to account for slopes. On the east side of Michigan, [...]

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