SmartDitch is a maintenance free and ideal solution for slope stabilization, drainage, and erosion / sediment control. www.smartditch.com

SmartDitch is a maintenance free and ideal solution for slope stabilization, drainage, and erosion / sediment control. www.smartditch.com

Do not use flexible corrugated perforated plastic drain pipe in a French drain

Do not use flexible corrugated perforated plastic drain pipe in a French drain

Lay the drainage pipe in a fabric lining in the dug ditch. Place drain pipe atop fabric lining, then add gravel, covering pipe completely. Leave approximately 5" between top of gravel and ground surface.

How to Build a French Drain

Lay the drainage pipe in a fabric lining in the dug ditch. Place drain pipe atop fabric lining, then add gravel, covering pipe completely. Leave approximately 5" between top of gravel and ground surface.

Pop-up drainage emitters from NDS provide an outlet for water that’s captured by grates, catch basins, channel drains, and gutters, and directed away from structural foundations through drainage pipe. The emitter is designed to open under minimal hydrostatic pressure from water in upstream drainage pipes and close as flow diminishes. During dry weather, it’s closed, blending discreetly into the surrounding landscape and keeping debris and rodents from entering drain pipes. ndspro.com

Pop-up drainage emitters from NDS provide an outlet for water that’s captured by grates, catch basins, channel drains, and gutters, and directed away from structural foundations through drainage pipe. The emitter is designed to open under minimal hydrostatic pressure from water in upstream drainage pipes and close as flow diminishes. During dry weather, it’s closed, blending discreetly into the surrounding landscape and keeping debris and rodents from entering drain pipes. ndspro.com

Concrete drainage pipes make excellent planters for citrus trees, heliotropes and herbs.

Concrete drainage pipes make excellent planters for citrus trees, heliotropes and herbs.

If you're having problems with standing water in your yard or a leaky basement, improper drainage is the culprit. Fix your water drainage issues once and for all by adding a French drain in just a few short steps.

How to Build a French Drain

If you're having problems with standing water in your yard or a leaky basement, improper drainage is the culprit. Fix your water drainage issues once and for all by adding a French drain in just a few short steps.

Mammoth skull and tusks -- While installing a drainage pipe in his wheat field, a Michigan farmer was surprised to unearth a section of mammoth pelvis. A team led by University of Michigan paleontologist Daniel Fisher then excavated there and recovered 20 percent of the animal’s bones, including its skull and tusks.

Mammoth skull and tusks -- While installing a drainage pipe in his wheat field, a Michigan farmer was surprised to unearth a section of mammoth pelvis. A team led by University of Michigan paleontologist Daniel Fisher then excavated there and recovered 20 percent of the animal’s bones, including its skull and tusks.

drainage pipe driveway landscaping | Having a culvert or drainage pipe running through your property can be ...

drainage pipe driveway landscaping | Having a culvert or drainage pipe running through your property can be ...

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