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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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How to Modify Your Downspout Using FDM’s Torrential Rain Kit

By |2019-09-26T06:26:22-04:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 How to Modify Your Downspout Using FDM's Torrential Rain Kit Brian's installing the torrential rain kit. He was already up on the ladder and he cut a big opening in the gutter. It went from a six and three-quarter outlet to a 17 and a quarter inch outlet. So that's a huge funnel. Now this [...]

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How to Use Corrugated Pipe the Correct Way for Downspouts

By |2018-11-30T13:42:21-05:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 How to Use Corrugated Pipe the Correct Way for Downspouts In a lot of my videos, I talk about not leaving a belly underneath walkways. We just took out some corrugated pipe that was single-wall and there's nothing wrong with the pipe. The problem was who installed it. Now obviously when we remove this, we [...]

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Downspouts Under Wood Decks Must Be Buried Underground

By |2018-11-19T20:49:37-05:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , |

 Downspouts Under Wood Decks Must Be Buried Underground The homeowner that contracted us to run underground downspouts was not responsible for the existing system. What you see here is a really bad idea. The water is just ran away from the house a little bit, but it rotted out the deck posts. Those are new. [...]

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Downspout Drainage System – Avoid This Mistake

By |2018-10-31T23:11:58-04:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Downspout Drainage System - Avoid This Mistake I see this advertisement all the time. I see these diagrams all the time for ways to filter out the leaves and catch the water. So I want to explain to you why this is not a good idea. Why we do not practice this type of installation. [...]

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Underground Drainage System – Downspouts 101

By |2018-10-08T16:43:31-04:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , |

 Buried Downspouts & Underground Drains for Roof Runoff With all the different pipes to choose from, for a homeowner, it can be quite overwhelming. I'm hoping to clarify why we use the pipes we use how we use them and when we use them.  There's three that I use exclusively and then there's several that [...]

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How to Reduce Roof Gutter Downspout Freeze Ups on Commercial Buildings

By |2018-09-03T10:23:42-04:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Commercial Drainage System|Tags: , |

 How to Reduce Roof Gutter Downspout Freeze Ups on Commercial Buildings We're installing a commercial underground drainage system for roof runoff water. We have the downspouts running into an underground drainage system. I want to explain why downspouts freeze up no matter what in the winter time, no matter what system, no matter what pipe [...]

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How deep should downspouts be buried in Michigan?

By |2018-08-24T16:00:38-04:00August 24th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: |

 How deep should downspouts be buried in Michigan? How deep should downspout pipe be? This pipe was run last year and we had a pretty good winter. A lot of freeze and thaw and the frost pushed it up. We didn't do it were being contracted to fix it. What I found works are approximately [...]

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Evaluating Residential Property for a Yard Drainage System

By |2018-08-01T10:00:02-04:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

Evaluating Residential Property for a Yard Drainage System I just got done doing an evaluation with the homeowner and now I'm going to price out a system. Just wanted to show you how we troubleshoot a yard with drainage issues. I have a downspout coming off the corner. It's taken care of two stories of water. [...]

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How To Avoid Problems When Running Downspouts Underground

By |2018-07-11T15:23:48-04:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

How To Avoid Problems When Running Downspouts Underground I'm at a home that had downspouts ran underground and the pipe right here where the pavers are heaved.  They ended up just putting the discharge right there. I can explain to you what's happened here. The underground pipe went underneath the walk and up. Now it's trapping [...]

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