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matthew horner
02-14-2004, 10:36 PM
Can someone please run through the procedures for a french drain. Thanks.

02-15-2004, 09:12 AM

matthew horner
02-15-2004, 10:03 AM
thank you very much

02-15-2004, 10:14 AM
That was a good article. In the process without the pipe or any fabric, wont the french drain become clogged over time from silt in the existing soils, and runoff???

02-15-2004, 10:23 AM
Your probably right Ken ... I've never really gone back to one years later to see if it is still working. It's a cheap Fix sometimes. Whenever I have done one I also incorporate a large rock filled pit.

02-15-2004, 10:39 AM
I can see if you lined the trench with fabric, then laid the fabric on top of the stone, that would seem to be a better solution.

02-16-2004, 01:21 PM
i always ad a 4 inch pipe but never filter fabric....the fabric over time will clog up with dirt and not allow water to enter the pipe.....a good covering of 3/4 crushed gravel works just fine.


02-16-2004, 03:03 PM
Chuck ...I 've done it both ways, but like I said i've never really followed up years later so I can't say for sure. I do agree that filter cloth will clog over time. i would use 3/4 clear instead of crush.