Monthly Archives: September 2019

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Best Retaining Wall Block to Elevate Grade

By |2019-09-20T09:49:19-04:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , |

 Best Retaining Wall Block to Elevate Grade I know you guys see this big block that I show a lot of our custom drains. You know when people have a beautiful house, beautiful lot. It's in the school district that they want their kids in, you know, just on and on and on and on. [...]

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How to Build a DIY Creek Bed

By |2019-09-20T09:17:34-04:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 How to Build DIY Creek Bed Anytime you have a lot of sheet water coming off of large properties. You've got a lot of water coming down into an area and it's doing property damage because when water is moving at a high rate of speed, when it's got a lot of velocity and there [...]

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Perforated Drain Pipe at Bottom of the Trench

By |2019-09-19T06:11:18-04:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Perforated Drainage Pipe at Bottom of the Trench All right, everybody. I want to make sure that we don't confuse the DIY or the young contractor who gets caught in the French Drain Man spin cycle. Make sure that your perforated pipe is on the bottom of the trench and then your solid gutter pipe [...]

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DIYers – Build a French Drain yard Drainage System Like the Pros

By |2019-09-19T06:33:11-04:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 DIYers - Build a French Drain yard Drainage System Like the Pros I want to make sure that everybody's aware of this. We use a four-inch rubber gasket and the reason why you want to use this, you don't want your drainage stone to fall into the city's storm drain or your lift station or [...]

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How to Vent Downspout, Roof Runoff Water

By |2019-09-17T21:06:57-04:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 How to Vent Downspout, Roof Runoff Water All right, we're putting in a French drain system. Just thought I'd show you somebody's handiwork. A shallow dig always results in the north with the pipe being pushed up to the surface by the frost. And this thing has been band-aided so many times, All right, so [...]

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What happens when iron ochre hardens

By |2019-09-17T20:49:52-04:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 What happens when iron ochre hardens I know it's not sexy and it's not pretty, but you need to see it. If you have iron ochre or you suspect you have iron ochre and you don't take care of it and it hardens, you can lose your sump pump discharge line, your drainage system can [...]

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Yard Drainage Installation DIY

By |2019-09-17T20:51:17-04:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Yard Drainage Installation DIY Alright, DIYers. I'm showing you this for a reason. I see in my comments a lot of you who have done some of the drain work and you're watching our videos. You mentioned that if you had to do it again, you would have rented one of these mini skid loaders [...]

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Best DIY Sump Pump Basin for Yard Drainage

By |2019-09-16T09:59:59-04:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Sump Pump|Tags: , , |

 Best DIY Sump Pump Basin for Yard Drainage You should never use an indoor sump pump pit for an outdoor yard drainage situation. When you're working on your drainage, the volumes of water are quite different when you're covering large pieces of property. Now in the middle there you see that's a residential indoor sump [...]

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What is an open French drain?

By |2019-09-14T17:20:26-04:00September 14th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 What is an open French drain? What is an open French drain? An open French drain is when you're not growing grass over it, the stone is exposed. This will move water faster than any other French drain. This is just like one long blind inlet. Basically, you have all this stone that the water [...]

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How to Remove Water from Playground with Baughman Tile 8 Slot Pipe

By |2019-09-11T22:04:46-04:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 How to Remove Water from Playground with Baughman Tile 8 Slot Pipe When you're running drainage in a yard with a play area, you always want to make sure . . . The kids are coming in with their muddy feet. This was a mess when I saw this early in the season, there was [...]

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