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How to Grow Grass on a French Drain Drainage System

By |2019-09-29T18:45:31-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 How to Grow Grass on a French Drain Drainage System We get a lot of questions about growing grass over our system. So I want to go through that really quick and just give you the one on one on that. Cause we, we do know where and when you can grow grass. Anytime you [...]

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How Perforated Drainage Pipe Works

By |2019-09-29T18:37:48-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 How Perforated Drainage Pipe Works Our subscribers are crazy intelligent. I just love it. You guys ask the best questions and they're legit. So here's one that I get asked a lot, so I'm going to explain it. People are always saying, they're always saying, how does the water move in the pipe when there [...]

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How to Dig a Canal

By |2019-09-29T18:03:54-04:00September 29th, 2019|Categories: French Drain, Landscape|Tags: , |

 How to Dig a Canal We've been digging a canal. It's coming along really nice. My shift is over. I've been working the night shift now Francisco's back in the excavator. He's swinging it over there, cutting a nice bank on the canal. This is going to be a really nice addition to this property. [...]

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What is a French Drain?

By |2019-09-29T03:48:20-04:00September 29th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 What is a French Drain? Source: Wikipedia.com French drains are a ditch full of stone. The reason why they're called French drains is back in the 1800s a Harvard man, educated man, traveled. He went basically around the world trying to find out how to drain farmland so that we could actually double [...]

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Winter Is Coming – Don’t Procrastinate and Get Your Drainage Systems Installed

By |2019-09-28T11:35:57-04:00September 28th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Winter Is Coming - Don't Procrastinate and Get Your Drainage Systems Installed DIYers one day, just like a light switch, the temperatures disappear. Those warm days are gone. You don't want to be on your project with frozen aggregate. And even though when we're out in the snow, cause we'll go until we can't get [...]

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How to Grow Grass Like the Pros – Part 2

By |2019-09-28T09:27:37-04:00September 28th, 2019|Categories: Turfgrass|Tags: , , , |

 How to Grow Grass Like the Pros - Part 2 If you have an Elevator in reasonable driving range, I highly recommend that you go to the Elevator. Believe it or not, most homeowners don't even know what an Elevator is. and I can understand that if you grew up in a subdivision and not [...]

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How to Build a Better Yard Drain for Less Money and Time – DIY

By |2019-09-27T15:12:13-04:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 How to Build a Better Yard Drain for Less Money and Time - DIY All right. So Valentine's connecting the one-inch poly. We buy hundreds of feet of poly pipe. In Michigan the sprinkler systems are all made out of a poly pipe that way during the freeze and thaw cycle, this stuff's very flexible. [...]

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Install Your DIY French Drain or Hire a French Drain Contractor

By |2019-09-27T08:59:05-04:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Install Your DIY French Drain or Hire a French Drain Contractor From Spring to Fall, we're doing yard drainage. Last year we went right up to Christmas and this year we're just going to go until he can't get a shovel in the ground. It seems like now that we raised awareness, more and more [...]

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How to Modify Your Downspout Using FDM’s Torrential Rain Kit

By |2019-09-26T06:26:22-04:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 How to Modify Your Downspout Using FDM's Torrential Rain Kit Brian's installing the torrential rain kit. He was already up on the ladder and he cut a big opening in the gutter. It went from a six and three-quarter outlet to a 17 and a quarter inch outlet. So that's a huge funnel. Now this [...]

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DIY How to Dig a Pond Part 1

By |2019-09-26T05:56:20-04:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: , , |

 DIY How to Dig a Pond You never want to dig a pond during the rainy season. You're going to move only a third of the dirt for three times the cost. This is the most efficient way to dig a pond. You want it to be an August dig. You want to make sure [...]

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