How to Size Your Buried Downspouts

By |2022-08-23T11:29:30-04:00August 23rd, 2022|Categories: Underground Buried Downspouts|Tags: , , , |

How Do You Size Your Buried Downspout System? Whether you’re a homeowner getting a buried downspout professionally installed or a DIYer installing your own, you should know some critical factors before your shovel hits the soil. French Drain Man has provided drainage tips on everything from the fabric, the slope, and the pipe to use. But [...]

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How Does a Pop-Up Emitter Work?

By |2022-06-15T09:34:48-04:00June 6th, 2022|Categories: Pop Up Emitters|Tags: , , , |

When considering drainage solutions, it’s important to choose the best parts for your system that effectively move water away from your foundation. While other contractors may opt for a standard downspout, a pop-up emitter is undoubtedly the most efficient option for carrying that water far away from your home’s foundation. You may be wondering, how does [...]

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Problems with Buried Downspouts and How to Fix them

By |2022-06-04T18:44:50-04:00May 30th, 2022|Categories: Underground Buried Downspouts|Tags: , , , |

Buried downspouts are the best drainage solution that can prevent damage to basements or foundations caused by flooding in the yard.  However, if your gutters are installed incorrectly, you could be back to square one with your drainage issues. Today, I’m going to show you the most common problems with buried downspouts and how to fix [...]

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Using Perforated Pipe for Drainage and Why It Makes Sense

By |2022-05-26T07:12:21-04:00May 25th, 2022|Categories: Corrugated Pipe|Tags: , , , |

You may wonder how a drainage pipe with holes would move water away from your house. To understand, you need to know the role perforated pipe plays in your drainage system.  I’m here to show you how your system works when using perforated pipe for drainage. Why Using Perforated Pipe for Drainage Makes Sense People ask [...]

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DIY Underground Downspouts 5 Critical Tips from Drainage Contractor

By |2022-05-24T04:54:29-04:00May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Underground Buried Downspouts|Tags: , , , |

Standing water causes a myriad of issues for homeowners including flooded basements and crawlspaces. Underground downspouts can provide homeowners with a DIY-friendly, low-maintenance solution to prevent those issues. As the yard drainage experts, we have 5 critical tips to follow when installing your DIY underground downspouts.    1. Always Use Pop-Up Emitters When burying downspouts, [...]

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How to Bury Downspouts: Complete DIY Guide from the Pros

By |2022-08-23T12:22:59-04:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: Downspout Drains|Tags: , , , , |

Starting a new project around your house and yard can be daunting, especially when it’s for something as important as setting up your yard drainage system properly.  French Drain Man will show you how to bury downspouts and provide insider tips from veteran contractors. So let's get started! Materials Needed: Solid corrugated drain pipe in 3 [...]

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How to Stop Downspouts from Clogging

By |2022-02-16T08:30:57-05:00October 20th, 2021|Categories: Underground Buried Downspouts|Tags: , , , , |

Pop Up or Catch Basin to Stop Downspouts from Clogging? I want to talk about the most important thing to any drainage system, and that's the discharge. The problem is, with vegetation like our grass, that's usually what does a system in and clogs the underground downspout discharge. I see so many flooded yards because of [...]

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Sump Pump Installation in Michigan with Roof Run Off System

By |2021-10-25T17:31:30-04:00October 6th, 2021|Categories: Michigan Sump Pump Installation|Tags: , , |

 Michigan Sump Pump Installation in Patio We're installing a sump pump system in Michigan that is in a pit patio. There was a drain in the center of this patio and it always got blocked and it would end up flooding causing the water to end up in the basement. We're going to do something [...]

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PVC French Drain Pipe or Corrugated? Failed System Provides Proof

By |2021-10-25T17:28:36-04:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Corrugated Pipe|Tags: , , |

PVC Pipe vs Corrugated Perforated Pipe  We're replacing a failed PVC French drain system. This system ran for two years and two years only. The community paid good money to have the system put in as PVC is not cheap. I'm going to tell you all the reasons it failed, and what we're going to [...]

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Bloomfield Hills Sump Pump Installation and Roof Runoff

By |2021-08-12T16:17:40-04:00July 31st, 2021|Categories: Bloomfield Hills Sump Pump|Tags: , , |

Bloomfield Hills Sump Pump Installation for Estate Home  We're in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan installing a sump pump on an estate home. Really big yard, really big patio. There's a walkout and there's a pit patio. You walk down into this area before you can enter the walkout. All the water runs down these tiered beds. [...]

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