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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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How to Reduce the Amount of Water for Turf Grass

By |2020-03-26T07:07:10-04:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 How to Reduce the Amount of Water for Turf Grass Everybody always wants to bring dirt into their yard and they want to fill up, say the back of their yard with dirt and then it chases water towards the house. That is not what you want. You actually want to build up dirt around [...]

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Why You Need a French Drain Behind Your Retaining Wall

By |2020-03-25T14:09:54-04:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Why You Need a French Drain Behind Your Retaining Wall The proper drainage behind a natural stone wall is extremely important. Let me show you what happens after 19 years. The stone is just deteriorating. We're pulling all this out. We're going to keep the good stones and use them for the rebuild. But just [...]

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How to Build a Drainage System When You Have No Gutters

By |2020-03-25T07:50:08-04:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 How to Build a Drainage System When You Have No Gutters Open French Drain If you have a home and or outbuilding, commercial building without gutters, you're going to want to do an open French drain around the base of that building. As the sheet water comes off that building, you want it [...]

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When to Use 8 oz Non-woven Geotextile Filter Fabric

By |2020-03-24T14:20:29-04:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: French Drain|Tags: |

 When to Use 8 oz Non-woven Geotextile Filter Fabric We're running a drainage system behind a natural limestone wall. We want to relieve this wall of any hydrostatic pressures as well as keep moisture from deteriorating the wall. We have a deep trench all the way to the bottom of the wall. On the opposite [...]

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