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What is an open French drain?

By |2019-09-14T17:20:26-05:00September 14th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , |

 What is an open French drain? What is an open French drain? An open French drain is when you're not growing grass over it, the stone is exposed. This will move water faster than any other French drain. This is just like one long blind inlet. Basically, you have all this stone that the water [...]

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How to Build the Best Drainage System for Extreme Water Conditions

By |2019-03-16T10:05:59-05:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , , , |

 How to Build the Best Drainage System for Extreme Water Conditions I want to talk about gravel French drain systems versus all the alternatives. I want to talk about our gravel French drain systems in particular, where we do not use any inlet basins, why they are so effective and why they are the only [...]

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How to Use an Open French Drain for Faster Drainage

By |2019-03-07T14:50:46-05:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , |

How to Use an Open French Drain for Faster Drainage - Rochester Hills, MI We are installing an Open French drain system in Rochester Hills, Michigan. I wanted to explain to you what sheet water is and why it's the hardest to control. Sheet water is what comes off your roofs. It's a non-permeable surface, so [...]

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Geo Fabric and French Drains the TRUTH

By |2018-11-01T16:04:32-05:00November 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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Complete Yard Drainage System Using a French Drain

By |2018-10-04T19:27:50-05:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , |

 Complete Yard Drainage System, Yard Drainage Contractors, French Drain We're working on a project right now. The neighbors went in together on the side of the homes, on both sides of this home. The neighbors split. You can see that we have the drain in. We still have to pin the fabric and put the [...]

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4-inch vs 6-inch Corrugated Pipe for Open French Drain

By |2018-09-24T15:32:44-05:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 4-inch vs 6-inch Corrugated Pipe for Open French Drain As a yard drainage contractor, it's always very helpful when the homeowner takes pictures during these rain and flood events. Take pictures to help the contractor so they can see it at its worst so they know what they're up against. I can walk on a [...]

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Open French Drain Moves Yard Water Faster Than Any Other Drain

By |2018-09-20T17:20:54-05:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

 Open French Drain Moves Yard Water Faster Than Any Other Drain We're yard drainage contractors in Michigan installing an open French drain system around the garage in Macomb County. What's been happening? Water runs down. These are large lots, acres. We have acres here draining.  Water runs downhill, ends up inside this garage. It'll come [...]

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Put a Yard Drainage System in BEFORE Building Dirt Up To Avoid Property Damage

By |2018-08-06T13:48:53-05:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , , |

 Put a Yard Drainage System in BEFORE Building Dirt Up To Avoid Damaging Your Structure When you have a building that's too low and the water's getting inside it like this garage. Now there's a failed sump pump system put there. This is Michigan and you can't go that shallow. It's just a regular house [...]

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DIY French Drain Project Having The Right Materials Matter

By |2018-04-27T08:22:06-05:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Macomb Township French Drain|Tags: , , |

 DIY French Drain Project Having The Right Materials Matter - The French Drain Man We're in Macomb Township, Michigan installing a French Drain System. All of the water was running off this elevated patio into the planting bed area, making a mess of everything. The bark was floating away. The plants were going to die. [...]

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Whats the Difference between a Commercial Open French Drain and a Covered Drain?

By |2018-03-28T05:14:17-05:00March 18th, 2018|Categories: Michigan French Drain|Tags: , |

 Commercial Open French Drain vs Covered Drain in Macomb & Oakland County, MI What's the difference between an open French drain and a covered drain? A covered French drain has grass or some bed material over it, but an open French drain is a French drain where you excavate out all the dirt; align the [...]

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