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DIY French Drain Questions and Answers Part 1

By |2019-05-06T20:46:15-04:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 DIY French Drain Questions and Answers Welcome to the French Drain Man Channel. We're on a job site in Macomb Township, Michigan. This is a system that was put in years ago and they didn't use a non-woven geotextile fabric and what they ended up with was all the stone migrated into the clay and [...]

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Why French Drains Fail — Must Watch YouTube Video!

By |2018-11-16T15:39:18-04:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Why French Drains Fail -- Must Watch YouTube Video! We're installing some shrubs and some trees for some privacy and I wanted to show you why French drains fail. We blew the snow off the sod and then cut the sod out so that we can excavate the side and a snow. Both will act [...]

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Don’t Use a Filter Wrapped Corrugated Pipe for the Inlet of a French Drain System

By |2018-07-09T08:01:41-04:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

Don't Use a Filter Wrapped Corrugated Pipe for the Inlet of a French Drain System We're working on a job that has two failed French drains. So, they've lived here 18 years and they're French drains that they have installed, keep failing, and I wanted to go over why. Okay, so this is your three slot [...]

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BUYER BEWARE! What May Happen When You Hire The Wrong Yard Drainage Contractor

By |2018-05-09T08:07:10-04:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , , |

BUYER BEWARE! What May Happen When You Hire The Wrong Yard Drainage Contractor You don't want this to happen to you. This was supposed to be a job where the water that ends up going into this drain in this patio for this forced walkout is gravity-fed to a drywell. I always talk about how drywells [...]

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French Drain Man Explains Why Yard Drainage Systems Fail With a Pipe Sock

By |2018-04-27T00:22:06-04:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: , , , |

 French Drain Man Explains Why Yard Drainage Systems Fail With a Pipe Sock I want to talk about why we don't use a pipe with a sock on it. What homeowners and contractors are doing instead of lining the entire trench to create a fully contained French Drain System, They're going to use this pipe [...]

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How NOT To Install a French Drain System in Michigan – French Drain Failure

By |2018-04-26T22:24:49-04:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , |

 How NOT To Install a French Drain System in Michigan - French Drain Failure I'm looking at a failed drainage system. I want to point out a couple of things so that when you're shopping for a French drainage system or a drainage system in Michigan. Some things to know, some things to look out [...]

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French Drain Man Rants About Contractors Cheating Home Owners in Michigan

By |2018-03-28T05:04:48-04:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 French Drain Man Rants About Contractors Cheating Home Owners in Michigan French Drain Man here. I just want to clear a few things up. I've been going out on appointments and one out of three appointments has a failed French Drain System. I've been on two appointments recently where the systems were less than a year old. [...]

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