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

By |2017-01-30T16:22:23-05:00January 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 |2017-01-30T16:20:59-05:00January 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 [...]

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 [...]

Why corrugated pipe is used when building a Michigan French Drain

By |2017-01-30T16:20:06-05:00December 16th, 2016|Categories: French Drain|Tags: , , |

Why corrugated pipe is used verses smooth wall or hard pipe when building a Michigan French Drain? French Drain With Corrugated Pipe French Drain installations in the northern climates have to be built using material that has flexibility during the freeze and thaw cycles. In Michigan the building code for footings is [...]