Why Slope & Corrugated Pipe Combined Make a Better Yard Drainage System

By |2021-02-24T19:30:03-05:00February 24th, 2021|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Why Slope & Corrugated Pipe Combined Make a Better Yard Drainage System A lot of diagrams will show a trench with an uneven trench bottom. What I'm seeing with these diagrams that's very misleading is that they show corrugated pipe following the contour of the bottom of the trench.  They are recommending PVC pipe for [...]

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How to Tell if You Have a French Drain; Don’t Get Duped!

By |2021-02-15T19:38:47-05:00February 13th, 2021|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

I just want to clear a few things up. I've been going out on appointments. One out of three appointments has a failed French drain system. I've been out on two appointments recently where the systems were less than a year old. They weren't French drains. Contractors are telling homeowners they are going to install a [...]

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Macomb County Drainage Experts – When You Want it Done Right the First Time

By |2021-02-15T19:39:20-05:00February 4th, 2021|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Macomb County Drainage Experts - When You Want it Done Right the First Time French Drain Man was a purpose-built company, just to take care of drainage issues. As a licensed builder in the state of Michigan for 35 years, I knew the importance of having a service like this. For some reason, drainage was [...]

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Hire the Best Drainage Contractor in Michigan

By |2021-02-15T19:40:10-05:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: French Drain|Tags: |

 Hire the Best Drainage Contractor in Michigan For the best drainage contractor in Michigan, give French Drain Man a call.  One in three jobs that we do, we're tearing out a failed system.  Thirty-five years, our first system is still working as good as our last system, three and a half decades later. Give French [...]

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How to Install the BEST Perimeter Drain and Protect Your Castle

By |2020-04-14T09:12:55-04:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 How to Install the BEST Perimeter Drain and Protect Your Castle Perimeter drains. That's going to catch all your water and your neighbors too. Think about that. If you're running a perimeter drain down both property lines, it doesn't matter what your neighbor's doing because quite frankly, they're not thinking about you. If they have [...]

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Why You Must BURRITO WRAP Your French Drain for Best Results

By |2020-04-01T09:24:20-04:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Why You Must BURRITO WRAP Your French Drain for Best Results You have to Burrito Wrap your French drain system for success. This is an inch and a half round rock and there are big voids in between all that round rock. Inch and half round rock is the preferred aggregate of the French Drain [...]

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How to Collect and Remove Water From Your Patio

By |2020-03-30T14:21:58-04:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 How to Collect and Remove Water From Your Patio How to collect water that's pooling up on a patio. Sometimes you have to pull up the brick. If it's concrete, then it's a little different. You'd probably want to do a channel drain. In this case, this gentleman had a retaining wall around his patio [...]

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How to Install a French Drain w/Minimal Damage to Lawn/Yard

By |2020-03-30T07:34:13-04:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 How to Install a French Drain w/Minimal Damage to Lawn/Yard We installed the French drain and I just wanted to show you what it looks like when we're done. This is a finished product. How do you achieve that? How do you put in a French drain and have your yard look this good? Well, [...]

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The Correct Way to Use Filter Wrapped Pipe in French Drain Systems

By |2020-03-27T06:28:45-04:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 The Correct Way to Use Filter Wrapped Pipe in French Drain Systems There is a lot of talk about a pipe with a sleeve or sock on it. A lot of controversies out there. So I want to clear it up right now. If you have an aggregate that has a lot of fines in [...]

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How to Drain Your Backyard Patio

By |2020-03-26T10:50:40-04:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 How to Drain Your Backyard Patio In so many backyards in America and Canada, people love building up the landscape for privacy and that's great I'm all for it. I get it. It gives you this intimate feel. It's really, really nice. So do know this. You gotta put a French drain in right along [...]

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