Bloomfield Hills Yard Drainage Project: Before and After

By |2021-06-08T17:41:08-04:00June 8th, 2021|Categories: Bloomfield Hills French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Bloomfield Hills Yard Drainage System During Michigan Thaw Here's some footage from one of our Bloomfield Hills yard drainage systems in action during a Michigan thaw. We were contracted to install a 300 ft French Drain to move some serious yard water. We were hoping to catch the French Drain working during a torrential rain [...]

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Best Yard Drainage Contractors in Shelby Twp. Michigan

By |2021-02-18T17:26:36-05:00February 18th, 2021|Categories: Shelby Twp French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Dealing with a soggy or flooded yard can be a real mess. Your dog is splashing in it. Mosquitos are swarming. And you may even invite some unwanted critters that are looking for new water source to call home. Right now in Michigan the ground is frozen, but before you know it this last snowfall [...]

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West Bloomfield, MI: Take pictures when having a French Drain Installed

By |2017-06-13T01:02:09-04:00June 13th, 2017|Categories: West Bloomfield French Drain|Tags: , |

West Bloomfield, MI: Take pictures when having a French Drain Installed When hiring a professional French drain installer, always take pictures after a heavy rainfall to show him the problem areas. That way when they come out to quote the job, it could be dry, it could be several days after that rain and that water [...]

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Oakland Township, MI: French Drain System Completed

By |2017-06-13T00:42:40-04:00April 24th, 2017|Categories: Oakland Township French Drain|Tags: , , , |

Oakland Township, MI:  French Drain System Completed We're in Oakland Township, Michigan. Yesterday we installed the French drain system between two homes. Between two homes and suburban lots that's where water collects. If its heavy soil, and has a little bit of slope, it needs some help. It needs some help getting water out of there. So [...]

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What are the advantages to running downspouts underground in Michigan?

By |2017-01-30T16:22:45-05:00January 30th, 2017|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

What are the advantages to running downspouts underground in Michigan? Underground Downspout Most of the time a homeowner wants their downspouts ran underground because the 4 Ft. aluminum extension keeps blowing off into the neighbors’ yard or the lawn equipment keeps crushing the aluminum extension. The extensions can create ice on walkways [...]

Why use a coarse washed rock for construction of a Michigan French Drain?

By |2020-03-27T16:34:26-04:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

Why use a coarse washed rock for construction of a Michigan French Drain? French Drain Coarse Washed Rock French drains that fail do so for many reasons. Most handymen, DIY guys or lawn sprinkler crews that install a pipe for drainage use as little rock as possible and sometimes none at all. [...]

Why would anyone put dirt back in the trench while building a Michigan French Drain?

By |2017-01-30T16:21:47-05:00January 17th, 2017|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

Why would anyone put dirt back in the trench while building a Michigan French Drain? French Drain With Clean Trench - Dirt Removed French Drain systems/curtain drains depend on the water's ability to travel from the grades surface of the troubled area through usually turf grass plants and leach into a thick [...]

What is a recipe for failure in the construction of a Michigan French Drain?

By |2017-01-30T16:21:23-05:00January 11th, 2017|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

Why is the use of corrugated perforated pipe with a sock on it a recipe for failure in the construction of a Michigan French Drain? Michigan French Drain French Drain trenches are dug in the soil around a home or property. If a good commercial 8 oz. filter fabric does not line [...]

How to build a French Drain that will last for decades

By |2020-03-27T16:29:54-04:00January 5th, 2017|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

How to build a French Drain that will last for decades Most French Drains are done with a trencher due to the availability. Every rental center has one, however a trencher can only trench a width of 6” - 8” wide once a 4” corrugated pipe is installed that does not leave much room for [...]

Why should 8 oz. commercial filter fabric be used in a French Drain?

By |2017-01-30T16:20:33-05:00December 20th, 2016|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

Why should 8 oz. commercial filter fabric be used in a French Drain? Michigan French Drain Installation A French Drain system has some of the worst conditions for filter fabrics because they will be usually damp for the duration. Most fabrics will decompose in these conditions. A heavy 8 oz. commercial filter [...]

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