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When to Use a Trencher to Install a French Drain

By |2020-03-23T06:56:38-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 When to Use a Trencher to Install a French Drain When you look at the amount of equipment we take to install one of our systems, it's asking a lot of a DIY to install a system exactly the way we do and I know that. I mean look at all those trucks and trailers [...]

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How to Dig a Pond DIY – Part 2

By |2019-10-03T22:33:39-04:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 How to Dig a Pond DIY - Part 2 Keep in mind when building a pond that the two pieces of equipment that you are going to need and they're going to be running the whole time. You want a pretty big backhoe. This one had 32 feet of reach. I'm not positive on, I [...]

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DIY How to Dig a Pond Part 1

By |2019-09-26T05:56:20-04:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: , , |

 DIY How to Dig a Pond You never want to dig a pond during the rainy season. You're going to move only a third of the dirt for three times the cost. This is the most efficient way to dig a pond. You want it to be an August dig. You want to make sure [...]

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Yard Drainage Installation DIY

By |2019-09-17T20:51:17-04:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Yard Drainage Installation DIY Alright, DIYers. I'm showing you this for a reason. I see in my comments a lot of you who have done some of the drain work and you're watching our videos. You mentioned that if you had to do it again, you would have rented one of these mini skid loaders [...]

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Yard Drainage System and the #1 Reason for FAILURE

By |2019-04-02T22:39:04-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Yard Drainage System and the #1 Reason for FAILURE Welcome to the French Drain Man YouTube channel. I just wanted to focus on one thing in this video. One-third of the yard drainage projects that we are contracted to do, we're actually replacing somebody else's failed drainage system. I wanted to go over the number [...]

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What Yard Water Drainage Contractors are Doing Wrong – The Do’s and Don’ts

By |2018-10-03T17:18:30-04:00October 3rd, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , |

 What Yard Water Drainage Contractors are Doing Wrong - The Do's and Don'ts What are the mistakes that I see your drainage contractors making? I'd say the number one mistake that I see, they don't put enough stone in their drainage systems. It doesn't matter what they're building for a drainage system. If it's a [...]

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The Key to a Great French Drain – Yard Drainage and a Dry Well

By |2018-09-25T20:31:18-04:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

The Key to a Great French Drain - Yard Drainage and a Dry Well To build a French drain to last, you have to remove a lot of dirt. You're going to have to use a backhoe or an excavator or be willing to do a lot of hand digging, that's for sure. One thing that [...]

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Why You DO NOT Use a Trencher to Build a French Drain

By |2018-09-17T13:03:06-04:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Why You DO NOT Use a Trencher to Build a French Drain French drain contractors have to work a lot of times in the dark, so I'm sorry that the quality of this video might not be the greatest, but I just want to show you how much dirt has to come out to build [...]

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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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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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