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Why You Need a French Drain for Homes with Daylight Basement Windows

By |2018-06-26T15:45:20-04:00June 17th, 2018|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: , , |

Why You Need a French Drain for Homes with Daylight Basement Windows I thought this would be a great opportunity to show why when you go with daylight windows for your basement, you typically need French drains. The grade would normally keep running at that height. When you cut the grade down, so that you could [...]

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Always Use an Excavator When Installing a French Drain in MI

By |2018-04-27T09:43:21-04:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: , |

 Always Use an Excavator When Installing a French Drain in Michigan When installing a French Drain System, always use an excavator. An excavator will create a really large channel that you can later fill full of stone. This will remove water uninterrupted. Do not use a trencher. Systems that are put in with a trencher [...]

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A French Drain Does Not Need Inlet Drain to Take in Surface Water

By |2018-04-27T09:33:52-04:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: , |

 A French Drain Done Right Does Not Need Inlet Drain to Take in Surface Water 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 a filter fabric. This is to prevent any contamination [...]

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Home Depot Perforated Corrugated Pipe vs The Pipe The French Drain Man Uses

By |2018-04-27T08:49:56-04:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: , , |

Home Depot Perforated Corrugated Pipe vs The Pipe The French Drain Man Uses Our French Drain pipe versus Home Depots. When you go to Home Depot and you buy their perforated pipe, what you're buying, and this is April 2018. April 2018, I just bought this pipe from Home Depot just to do this video. It's three [...]

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Back Yard Drainage System in Michigan to Reduce Soil Saturation

By |2018-04-27T08:12:42-04:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: |

 French Drain Man: Back Yard Drainage System in Michigan to Reduce Soil Saturation We're working in between two homes. The house next door is much higher than the lot that we're working on. Water always lays between the homes and they can't get the water to evacuate. It's too flat, there's not enough slope. But [...]

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Yard Drainage System Install – Never use a Pipe with Fabric on It

By |2018-04-27T00:42:02-04:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: |

Yard Drainage System Install - Never use a Pipe with Fabric on It We're replacing a drainage system that was done with a perforated corrugated pipe that had a sleeve or a sock on it. Basically, when you just put in a pipe that has the fabric around the pipe. And then you pour pea stone [...]

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Do French Drains Really Work When They’re Built Right?

By |2018-04-27T00:32:28-04:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Do French Drains Really Work When They're Built Right? Just wanted to show you how much stone we put up on a French Drain System.  The more stone, the better the drain. The more stone, the faster you're going to evacuate the water, the more stone, the longer the drain lasts As you can see [...]

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French Drain Man Explains Why Yard Drainage Systems Fail With a Pipe Sock

By |2018-04-27T00:22:06-04:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: , , , |

 French Drain Man Explains Why Yard Drainage Systems Fail With a Pipe Sock I want to talk about why we don't use a pipe with a sock on it. What homeowners and contractors are doing instead of lining the entire trench to create a fully contained French Drain System, They're going to use this pipe [...]

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French Drain Man ” We Simply Build a Better French Drain”

By |2018-04-26T23:32:48-04:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: , |

 French Drain Man " We Simply Build a Better French Drain" When installing a French drain system, you want to have men in the trench on a laser level making sure that you get that bottom, you want that bottom perfect. If you leave an area that's two inches high after all this hard work [...]

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French Drain vs. Drain Tile in a Residential Yard in Michigan

By |2018-04-26T22:46:22-04:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: , , |

 French Drain vs. Drain Tile in a Residential Yard in Michigan Once 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 explain that to you really quick. Compaction of soil Is one thing, the farmer tills the top surface [...]

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