How to Build a French Drain the Right Way from A to Z

By |2019-04-05T15:44:52-04:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , |

 How to Build a French Drain the Right Way from A to Z We're in Macomb Township, MI putting in a French drain. We're hauling out all the clay that we excavate. None of it's going back in. We always plywood into the property so that we do not disturb the homeowner's turf. We want [...]

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How to Build the Best French Drain – More Stone

By |2018-09-25T20:06:00-04:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: |

How to Build the Best French Drain - The More Stone, The Better the Drain Never hire a contractor that's going to bring the stone to the site in a van or on a single axle utility trailer.  I know that a lot of contractors see me as a whistleblower and I don't mean to be [...]

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Use more stone and an excavator to build the best French Drain, yard drain and dry wells

By |2018-09-06T15:39:19-04:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , |

 Use more stone and an excavator to build the best French Drain, yard drain and dry wells Remember, the more stone, the better the French drain. That's why we remove all this dirt. Remove all this dirt and we want a nice flat sloped bottom to our trench. You don't want to leave a high [...]

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When Too Much Dirt is Put On Top of a French Drain It Fails

By |2018-08-07T16:03:57-04:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 When T0o Much Dirt is Put On Top of a French Drain It Fails I've been called out on a failure of a French drain system and you can see here that they didn't use a lot of stone. You can see they covered the trench with a lot of dirt. They did not wrap [...]

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The More Dirt Removed and More Stone Used, The Better the French Drain

By |2018-08-02T13:28:02-04:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 The More Dirt Removed and More Stone Used, The Better the French Drain Just because somebody makes a claim that they are a professional yard drainage contractor, you still have to be careful. When hiring someone to solve a yard drainage issue. Know, this fact, the more stone, the better the drain. The more soil that's [...]

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How Much Stone Should You Use in a French Drain System?

By |2018-07-23T12:07:33-04:00July 27th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 How Much Stone Should You Use in a French Drain System? The more stone the better the drain. We always put the pipe at the bottom of the French drain trench. That way the frost can't push this up to the surface. I'm doing anatomy kind of shot for you. We're gonna. Continue this drain, [...]

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