How to build a french drain?



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About 8 inches to 2 feet


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· 10 steps 1. Look at underground safety. Before building a French drain in a specific area, you must locate all underground cables, pipes or other installations that . 2. Check for any zoning or runoff issues. Some municipalities have rules on whether you can build or even dig on your own property. Speaking with city and/or . 3. Find a downhill slope. In order to work well, your French drain needs to be constructed on a slight downhill grade. This allows water to drain away from the .



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· 10 steps · Over 1 day · Materials: Corrugated Pipes, Fittings, drain . 1. Figure out where the excess water is pooling and where you want it to go.;; When choosing an outlet;for runoff water, look for retention ponds or other . 2. Dig a trench from the place in your yard that needs drainage to your chosen outlet.;; Check for underground utility lines and pipes before digging. ; 3. To keep the French drain free of dirt, silt and tree roots, lay water-permeable filter fabric or a weed barrier over the gravel bedding in the trench.;;



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