EZ-Drain Gravel Free French Drains - evacuates up to five times more water than standard gravel and pipe french drains. (10' long with a slotted pipe surrounded by polystyrene aggregate and enclosed in geotextile mesh.) Also at Home Depot - 8 in. x 10 ft. Prefabricated French Drain with Pipe (Model# EZ-0802F Store SKU# 227495)
What to Put on the Ground in a Dog Run | Pea Gravel or crushed granite | Note: when I personally think about pea gravel I actually mean larger smoothed gravel, not the pea gravel you can buy at hardware stores. That stuff is a bit too small for large dogs and easily gets stuck between pads and some of the stone shards can be quite sharp.
ikea decking squares, for using in the bathroom with rocks under and around the clawfoot. They would also work great in my kitchen over the ugly ceramic tile, buy as I can afford and cover the whole thing all the way into the dining/family room.