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Why You Must BURRITO WRAP Your French Drain for Best Results

By |2020-04-01T09:24:20-04:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Why You Must BURRITO WRAP Your French Drain for Best Results You have to Burrito Wrap your French drain system for success. This is an inch and a half round rock and there are big voids in between all that round rock. Inch and half round rock is the preferred aggregate of the French Drain [...]

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The Correct Way to Use Filter Wrapped Pipe in French Drain Systems

By |2020-03-27T06:28:45-04:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 The Correct Way to Use Filter Wrapped Pipe in French Drain Systems There is a lot of talk about a pipe with a sleeve or sock on it. A lot of controversies out there. So I want to clear it up right now. If you have an aggregate that has a lot of fines in [...]

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What Happens to a French Drain With NO Fabric?

By |2019-10-03T12:21:58-04:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 What Happens to a French Drain With NO Fabric? All right, the reason why we wrap our systems is that even when we don't put fabric on the top, which we do that sometimes, as you guys know, we like the fully contained system in most cases, but in extreme cases, I want at least [...]

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Geo Fabric and French Drains the TRUTH

By |2018-11-01T16:04:32-04:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , , |

 Geo Fabric and French Drains the TRUTH - The French Drain Man This is a video I've been meaning to put some time aside and do for you the homeowners, the DIY guys, and even the homeowners that are shopping for a drainage system. What to ask for, what the tell your contractor you want. [...]

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The Anatomy of a Gravel / Stone French Drain Installation

By |2018-10-30T22:51:28-04:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 The Anatomy of a Gravel / Stone French Drain Installation We are installing a stone French drain or a gravel drain. That's the catch basin we cored through the sidewall and connected to. This is a French drain grid. This entire area was completely saturated, it's really flat.  If you tried to run just a [...]

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Why French Drains Need Geotextile Fabric

By |2018-10-26T17:31:17-04:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Why French Drains Need Geotextile Fabric I'm always talking about how you need a Geotextile non-woven fabric to act as a soil separator from your stone. Here's the perfect example. We've been contracted to put in a new French drain. The old French drain quit working. You can see that the stone migrated into the [...]

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Drainage Filter Fabric Installation for a French Drain System

By |2018-10-15T19:15:02-04:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 Drainage Filter Fabric Installation for a French Drain System When you go to do your burrito wrap or your French drain system, you want to make sure not to overlap. I've seen drains where they do a heavy overlap. The water flows through this filter fabric just fine. The filter fabric always has a gallons [...]

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French Drain Installation Tips & Tricks for DIY’ers

By |2018-07-23T14:45:51-04:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 French Drain Installation Tips & Tricks for DIY'ers from The French Drain Man When you are trying to come up with a yard drainage solution a French drain is one of the most effective drain systems you can install to improve your property and your drainage of your backyard. This is a French drain system [...]

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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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French Drain Filter Fabric For Residential & Commercial Drainage System

By |2018-06-26T14:52:25-04:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: , , |

 French Drain Filter Fabric For Residential & Commercial Drainage System I'm in Macomb County on Hall Road. They're putting French drains underneath the new road. They're redoing Hall Road and there's a lot of money being spent, and they're doing it the right way. Now the fabric that we use in our French drains we [...]

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