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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PVC Schedule 40 vs Corrugated Pipe Strength Test

By |2020-03-18T14:31:55-04:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 PVC Schedule 40 vs Corrugated Pipe Strength Test All right, we're going to put the PVC Schedule 40 through a torture test. Now, I talked to all my plumbing buddies and I said, how can I make PVC Schedule 40, that's the heaviest wall out of anything you're going to find in like Home Depot, [...]

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Why corrugated pipe is better than PVC pipe for yard drainage

By |2019-07-26T13:41:20-04:00July 26th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , |

 Why corrugated pipe is better than PVC pipe for yard drainage Anybody that tells you that yard drains are a one size fits all, they are their own fool. Unfortunately, homeowners are put into a tailspin and they feel like, with their water problem, they're stuck on an island because of all the gimmicks that [...]

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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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EZTee and PVC TAPE for Corrugated Pipe

By |2019-03-21T18:01:19-04:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , |

 EZTEE and PVC TAPE for Corrugated Pipe I want to thank Agri Drain for shipping me some EZTee to check out. I'm going to share that with you right now. All right, so Megan from Agri Drain sent me these. Appreciate it. All right, so EZTee. What's cool is they stack. There's a bunch of [...]

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How To Build a French Drain That Lasts Forever

By |2019-03-06T15:59:38-05:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 How To Build a French Drain That Lasts Forever Welcome to the French Drain Man YouTube channel. We're going to go over some do's and don'ts for French drains. I'm going to show you some of our competitor's systems that failed and we had to replace them.  And I'll show you how to build a [...]

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Buried Gutter Downspouts Prevent Property Damage

By |2019-03-07T12:27:57-05:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 I wanted to give an example of why it's so important to control your gutter downspout water, not just for the foundation of your home, but for other structures around the home such as decking. This is a two-story home. You can see how we have a gutter troughed on the second story and there [...]

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Roof Runoff Water, Sizing Downspout Underground Drainage System

By |2019-03-07T12:59:13-05:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Roof Runoff Water, Sizing Downspout Underground Drainage System in Oxford, Michigan We're in beautiful Oxford, Michigan installing a French drain system and we're running underground downspouts. I wanted to take this time to show you what to look for as far as how much water each downspout is responsible for and as far as roof [...]

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What is a French Drain System?

By |2019-03-07T13:10:31-05:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 What is a French Drain System and What Yard Drainage Materials are Used in Michigan? What is a French drain system? A lot of people ask that. They hear the term and it's new to them. French drain system is when you take an area in your yard that collects water that's always wet and [...]

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Best Buried Downspout for Roof Runoff Water

By |2019-03-07T14:18:42-05:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Best Buried Downspout for Roof Runoff Water We're installing underground downspouts for roof runoff water. We're using a dual wall pipe. It's smooth on the inside and it's corrugated on the outside. Here is a shorter piece.  Smooth on the inside, corrugated on the outside. This pipe is incredibly strong. It has some flexibility so [...]

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