French Drain Fabric for CLAY

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Now, one of the more controversial topics in the industry is fabrics for drainage systems and especially in clay. Clay seems to be the sticking point where there’s a lot of controversies. Well, there’s hundreds and hundreds of fabrics out there and if you don’t use the right one, you will not get the results you’re looking for. But however you do need to use this fabric in clay, whether it’s gravel or whether you’re using the NDS peanut pipe, you know their EZ-Flow.

So NDS has a lot of engineers. They put a lot of money and time into what they do. So here we are, we got are there special steps to installing the easy drain if I have a lot of clay in my soil? So if you’re watching this video, you’re on youtube already go to EZ-Drain French drain tips for installing and clay soils. It’s only 48 seconds long and it goes on to say if you don’t use an additional fabric, the clay will clog the easy flow. So there you have it. I mean the fabric on the EZ Flow is not good enough. The way it comes for clay, it needs additional fabric put in. I agree with 100%. I believe the fabric that’s holding the peanuts then that’s rated at like 300 gallons per square foot. That’s an insane rating. I mean that’s like a screen door and I could see how clay would clog it. So when I researched it a little bit and looked into it, that’s what I came up with. That’s what they had available on the website. And yes, I endorse the fabric and clay, you have to use it, gravel or the styrofoam. It doesn’t matter. If you want a system that’s going to last, you want a system that’s going to work and not going to clog, the clay’s not going to clog it. You have to use the DLT approved fabric for road construction.

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